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Where To Find Colin Kaepernick Murals In Atlanta (Map)

Artist Fabian "Occasional Superstar" Williams stands in front of a Colin Kaepernick mural. Several such murals were hastily painted over the weekend across Atlanta.
Artist Fabian "Occasional Superstar" Williams stands in front of a Colin Kaepernick mural. Several such murals were hastily painted over the weekend across Atlanta.
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When Fabian “Occasional Superstar” Williams learned that his mural of Colin Kaepernick was demolished last Friday, he responded by creating #Kaeperbowl.

“Because of what the mural meant to so many people, I didn’t want for the mural to end like that. I didn’t want for that to be the news cycle for the rest of the Super Bowl,” Williams said.

Initially, Williams’ public art initiative called for seven Kaepernick murals to be painted in Atlanta around the Super Bowl since that was Kaepernick’s jersey number.

“I think that he is the future of what we want to see in civil rights. Atlanta is the headquarters [for civil rights] but I feel like we’ve been looking back too much. There’s a lot of things that we can do right now to keep this movement going forward and actually achieve the dream…,” he said.

The artist’s goal has been surpassed because there are now more than eight locations to find Kaeperbowl murals throughout the city created by artists, such as Yuzly, Joe, Muhammad Yungai and C Flux Sing.

*See the murals below*

Kaepernick is known for advocating against police brutality and racism by taking a knee during the national anthem back when he was an NFL player in 2016.

Williams calls Kaepernick “the icon for this generation.”

“His protest was about inequality, police brutality and people of color just getting a bad shake,” Williams said. “We want to see the follow through with all this ‘America the beautiful’ talk. Let’s truly make it that way.” 

On Sunday, Williams finished his Kaeperbowl mural at 400 Northside Dr. NW. See his mural, along with others that are covering walls in Atlanta. Williams is also showing five pieces of artwork at the Fulton County Arts building on Feb. 8, 6 to 8:30 p.m. 

 

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