Uptown Reunion Mural

Artist: Peter Pagast
This mural celebrates the musical heritage and cultural influence of the Uptown Theater, which opened in the late 1920s as a movie palace and live-performance venue. The musical careers of Ray Charles, the Jackson 5 and the Temptations, among others, were launched there. The mural also highlights Georgie Woods, “The Man with the Goods,” a popular DJ of the era who used his airtime and celebrity to advocate for civil rights.

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