Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti greets students involved with the banner project. (USC Photo/Gus Ruelas)

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L.A. mayor, council members recognize USC Black History Month project

Custom-designed banners created by young artists and a famed muralist are honored at City Hall

February 07, 2018 USC News staff

A USC project that created the striking Black History Month banners lining Trousdale Parkway on the USC University Park Campus was honored today by Los Angeles officials.

During the African American Heritage Month celebration at City Hall, Mayor Eric Garcetti and council members Curren D. Price Jr. and Marqueece Harris-Dawson recognized the groundbreaking project, in which 15 local high school students worked closely with acclaimed muralist Noni Olabisi to capture the African-American experience.

The images show elements of love, struggle, rebellion, achievement and Egyptian royalty.

The artwork will be showcased in the Mayor’s Press Room for the month of February.

USC Black History Month banner team
The USC banner team poses with city officials and the noteworthy artwork, which celebrates Black History Month. (USC Photo/Gus Ruelas)