A year after the idea was first proposed to the Pullman City Council, a mural promoting racial equality is complete and can be viewed downtown on Main Street.

It contains the words “Black Lives Matter,” “End Racism Now” and “Pullman, WA — You Are Welcome Here” on a colorful backdrop of flowers and rolling hills.

Joe Hedges.

“We are just over the moon,” project manager Joe Hedges, assistant professor of fine art, said about finishing the painting.

Hedges said the process has been a struggle, “but there were a lot of people in town that never really gave up and were inspired by larger cities and small towns nationwide that had come together to create some kind of public display of a commitment to ending racism.”

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