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Artist Sabrina Nelson has been a creative force in Detroit for over three decades.
When she was invited to participate in the annual public art festival Murals in the Market in Eastern Market in 2018, she knew she wanted to use the opportunity to highlight the role of African-American women in Detroit’s creative community.
“The majority of muralists than I knew were men,” says Nelson. “You don’t see many black women on the wall.”
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“I wanted to say something about the women who did a lot of work here, that left marks here,” says Nelson.
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