Mural Recognizes Hidden Historical Figures Of Wyoming’s Civil Rights Past

Jun 28, 2018

A new mural in downtown Laramie will be dedicated as one of the first events of Laramie PrideFest. The mural features notable people affiliated with social justice and civil rights in the state - including suffragists, the University of Wyoming Black 14, and the action angels that blocked Westboro Baptist Church protestors at the Matthew Shepard murder trial almost 20 years ago. Wyoming Public Radio’s Caroline Ballard visited the mural and spoke with the artist behind it, Adrienne Vetter.

The mural dedication will take place in the alley between 2nd and 3rd Streets and Grand and Ivinson Avenues at 5:30 p.m., Thursday June 28. A discussion about the mural will feature several speakers and is open to the public.