SJ street mural proposal

St. Joseph city commissioners are considering a proposal for a Black Lives Matter mural on this street in front of St. Joseph High School. Opinions are divided on the issue, and city leaders say they will consult with school officials before moving forward.

ST. JOSEPH — St. Joseph commissioners got what they asked for when gauging the public Monday night about whether the city should allow a Black Lives Matter street mural to be painted on Stadium Drive next to St. Joseph High School. 

The range of opinions in the virtual meeting wavered from showing solidarity between Benton Harbor and St. Joseph, to shying away from a mural due to the amount of controversial attention the movement has picked up nationally. 

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