Mural Arts Philadelphia, The Philadelphia Citizen, and the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School have come together to produce a uniquely Philadelphian tribute to honor the life and legacy of Judge A. Leon Higginbotham Jr. (1928-1998), a Philly civil rights pioneer. Through an editorial series, public art mural, dedication event, and programming, the memory of this great figure in history and his singular voice of moral leadership is introduced to a new generation
The Color of Law: “Who Will Carry the Baton?”
A conversation with Judge A. Leon Higginbotham opens his nephew’s mind to the urgency for a new civil rights movement in America
Citizen Recap: Higginbotham Mural Paint Day
Heat couldn’t keep West Philadelphia neighbors away from contributing to a legacy public work of art
The Color of Law: Watch Our Higginbotham Mural Kickoff
The Citizen, Mural Arts and Penn Law unveiled artist Shawn Theodore's design for a new mural tribute to Judge A. Leon Higginbotham in West Philly. Watch the fun here.
The Color of Law: “The Conscience of the Country”
In partnership with Mural Arts and the Penn Carey Law School, we’re unveiling a mural of legendary judge, civil rights pioneer, and moral beacon Leon Higginbotham. Here’s why.
Not To Dis Smokin’ Joe, But…
We need to start honoring African Americans who have contributed to Philadelphia beyond sports and entertainment—like the late federal judge Leon Higginbotham
Charles Barkley’s Black History Month All Stars
In 2016, the former NBA great spotlighted a local African American hero each day. Here's another look. All Star #1: Leon Higginbotham