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Mural bridges Duke and Durham, celebrates Latino community

Special to The Chronicle / Jenny Snead Williams
Special to The Chronicle / Jenny Snead Williams
Recently, collaborators painted a mural, depicting two hands reaching toward each other and a young Latino person, on the side of Torero's Mexican Restaurant in downtown Durham. The mural is phase two of a project called Two-Way Bridges, funded by Duke's Humanities Writ Large grant.

"This project specifically aims to bring Duke students and faculty and the local community together through the art of mural painting, to highlight the contributions and importance of Latinos in our community, and to produce a piece of highly visible public art that can be enjoyed by all," said Jenny Snead Williams, executive director of Duke's program in Latino/a Studies in the Global South.

Students, community members and visiting artists from the Dominican Republic collaborated with local artist Cornelio Campos to create the mural.

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