“Right in the front we decided to make the main characters just ordinary people, people just like you and I who just want to go to that next level,” Brown said. “We also want to change the stereotype of what's going on with our African American men in the community and around the country and maybe to make it to where everybody can be a part of America, not just a few people.”
Both Johnson and Wynn shared their favorite part of the mural.
“My favorite part about this mural would have to be the graduates, sitting right here,” Johnson said. “That's just the main part of the mural because we want people to feel like if they can graduate, then they can take the right road to success and other people can too.
For Wynn, it was the Royals painting.
“2015 champions last year, so it’s awesome,” Wynn said with excitement.
Wynn says it’s an amazing feeling to see the mural finally come together.
“It’s like change,” he said. “I changed something in the community that I’m proud of.”