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Florida People's Advocacy starts fundraiser for murals of RGB, Rosa Parks in Frenchtown

Posted at 7:13 PM, Oct 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-20 19:13:41-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Frenchtown is looking to get a new facelift while honoring two women that impacted the Big Bend area and the country.

One group is leading the charge to bring art back to the area while honoring its rich history.

The face of Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Rosa Parks could soon be in the heart of Frenchtown, but not without help from the community.

Murals are planned to go on the two walls of the Florida Peoples Advocacy building.

Getting them up will cost about $12,000, so they're organizing a fundraiser.

The advocacy center has been in the community for years. People say the murals could be a way for the community to learn about two people who positively influenced the entire country.

"When they see the murals, they can ask questions and research, and they can start to learn about things that connect Frenchtown to other national people and areas," said Shawanis Bennett, a resident of Frenchtown.

This fundraiser is all or nothing. If they don't reach $12,000, the money will be returned to people who donated.

So far, the organization has raised almost $4,000, and they have 16 days left before fundraising ends.

For more information or to donate, click here.