Teaneck "Black Lives Matter" Mural

 

On Tuesday, February 23, 2021, the Teaneck Black Lives Matter Mural Committee presented the library with a framed collage, including a full picture of the 5,400 square foot mural, and pictures of the mural being painted and installed.
 

Left: Kasai Sanchez, Teaneck High School and Willie Thornton, Teaneck resident, with Library Director Allen McGinley.
Right: (L to R) Steve Savitz, Shae Lewis, Susan Herriott, Javalda Powell, Bonnie Savitz, Allen McGinley (Director, Teaneck Public Library), Kasai Sanchez, Willie Thornton, Natacha Pannell, Reggie Pittman, and Scott Pleasants.

The Teaneck Township Council voted on Tuesday, February 23, 2021, to permanently extend and authorize the "Black Lives Matter" mural/painting on Palisade Avenue next to Votee Park. that was completed in October 2020.

RESOLUTION 45-2021: Permanently Extending The Authorization for the Painting of "Black Lives Matter" within the Votee Park Parking Area along Palisade Avenue across from the Rodda Center as a Form of Government Expression

Creating "Black Lives Matter" Mural/Painting: Photos

All photos courtesy of Teaneck residents, Robert G. Wright, Steve Savitz and Warren Fields.

Completed Mural - Drone View
Completed Mural - Drone View / Robert G. Wright

Teaneck BLM Mural Committee members ( Reggie Pittman, Scott Pleasants,
Teaneck BLM Mural Committee members ( Reggie Pittman, Scott Pleasants,
Willie Thornton, Shae Lewis, Kasai Sanchez, Natacha Pannell, Bonnie Savitz,
Christine Mayers, Javalda Powell, Odein Karibi-Whyte, Steve Savitz ) with
Teaneck Council member Gervonn Romney Rice / Steve Savitz

Community member and child painting the mural
Community member and child painting the mural / Steve Savitz

BLM Mural member Christine Mayers
BLM Mural member Christine Mayers / Steve Savitz

Community member holds fist in support of BLM mural
Community member holds fist in support of BLM mural / Steve Savitz

Community members show peace signs on BLM Mural site
Community members show peace signs on BLM Mural site / Steve Savitz

Community members on BLM Mural site
Community members on BLM Mural site / Steve Savitz

Cheryl Miller Porter “There’s Nothing Like a Sistah”
Cheryl Miller Porter “There’s Nothing Like a Sistah” / Steve Savitz

Renee Karibi-Whyte and daughter holding candles in support of lives lost
Renee Karibi-Whyte and daughter holding candles in support of lives lost / Steve Savitz

Javalda Powell leads the BLM Mural candlelight vigil
Javalda Powell leads the BLM Mural candlelight vigil / Steve Savitz

Natacha Pannell pays remembrance to Phillip Pannell
Natacha Pannell pays remembrance to Phillip Pannell / Steve Savitz

Community members painting the BLM mural
Community members painting the BLM mural / Warren Fields

Scott Pleasants supporting the youth
Scott Pleasants supporting the youth / Warren Fields

Dena Grushkin and her son painting the mural
Dena Grushkin and her son painting the mural / Warren Fields

View from the “M” Red, White and Blue
View from the “M” Red, White and Blue / Warren Fields

Community members painting the BLM mural
Community members painting the BLM mural / Warren Fields

BLM Mural members supporting the youth
BLM Mural members supporting the youth / Warren Fields

Community members painting the mural
Community members painting the mural / Warren Fields

View from the “B” Red, Black and Green
View from the “B” Red, Black and Green / Warren Fields

Shae Lewis lights a candle for a community member
Shae Lewis lights a candle for a community member / Warren Fields

View from the BLM Pride symbol
View from the BLM Pride symbol / Warren Fields

Natacha Pannell and her Mother holding Phillip Pannell posters
Natacha Pannell and her Mother holding Phillip Pannell posters / Warren Fields

Steve Savitz wears “Say His Name Phillip Pannell” shirt
Steve Savitz wears “Say His Name Phillip Pannell” shirt / Warren Fields

Reggie Pittman painting the mural
Reggie Pittman painting the mural / Warren Fields

BLM Mural Youth Leader, Odein Karibi-Whyte
BLM Mural Youth Leader, Odein Karibi-Whyte / Warren Fields

BLM Mural Youth Leader, Kasai Sanchez speaks to the residents
BLM Mural Youth Leader, Kasai Sanchez speaks to the residents / Warren Fields

Odein Karibi-Whyte and Kasai Sanchez discuss the events
Odein Karibi-Whyte and Kasai Sanchez discuss the events / Warren Fields

Teaneck Mayor, Jim Dunleavy supporting the BLM mural with Bonnie Savitz and
Teaneck Mayor, Jim Dunleavy supporting the BLM mural with Bonnie Savitz and Willie Thornton / Warren Fields