DETROIT MURAL #0061

ARTIST(S): Ndubisi Okoye

Year: 2017
Commissioned By: Unknown
Address: 7115 West 8 Mile Road, Detroit, MI
City District: 2

Description: Titled “Detroit Is a Black Woman.” The artist has created a poem to go along with the piece:

Royal,
real,
passionate,
powerful, and underestimated.
She’s the Fashion District and Flower Day.
Eccentric and stereotyped.
Jazz, gospel, and techno.
The riots and regeneration.
She’s Paradise Valley and Black Bottom.
She's unrelenting
and not here for your think piece.
She’s black girl magic.
She’s Mexican town and 8 mile.
Where culture and creativity clash.
The backbone and uncredited muse of America.
Detroit is a Black woman.
Show her respect.