Mural by Tucson Arts Brigade. Sponsored by the Mt. Calvary Baptist Church. The Sugar Hill neighborhood was one of the few places in Tucson where a black professional could buy a home between WWII and the passage of civil-rights legislation in the '60s. Eventually, Sugar Hill was absorbed by the Northwest and El Cortez Heights neighborhoods. A movement has begun to restore the name to the original neighborhood. However, there is a debate whether the name honors the area or denigrates it.
I took these photos on 12/11/2018. Captions list artists' names from left to right.
The mural is viewed from N. 6th Ave.
|Left Side: Teresa Diane Altamirano, Annalisa Loevenguth, David Tineo, Slov (Sabrina Vincent), Tanya Alvarez|
Where's a chainsaw when you need it?
|Right Side: Delbert Antone, Xaivier Ringer, Jessa Hudgens, Julian Argote, Caressa Wittwer|
Click on any photo for a slideshow of larger and sharper images.
You can see a larger, sharper and scrollable image of the complete mural here: Sugar Hill