The Black Experience mural

John Vande Wege

A small portion of "The Black Experience," a 10-feet by 27-feet mural located on a wall next to Panda Express on the first floor of UCLA's Ackerman Union. A false wall erected during renovations in 1992 kept the mural  hidden for two decades. The movement to uncover the mural gained momentum in fall 2012 after members of the Afrikan Student Union brought the mural to the attention of the Associated Students UCLA board of directors. It was repaired and restored, and revealed for public viewing in 2014.

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