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New mural honors Chattanooga history

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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) - Nearly 100 people including 60 students have worked together to create a mural in Chattanooga that honors a moment in the city's history: sit-ins in 1960.

The public art project is titled "We Shall Not Be Moved." The Chattanooga Times Free Press  reports the 41-foot-wide, 17-foot-tall creation celebrates the nonviolent protests led by Howard High School students that led to black people being served in public places.

The mural will be showcased this summer on M.L. King Boulevard on the side of Champy's Chicken.

A second mural planned this summer called "A Dream Built on Faith" will depict the legacy of William Whiteside, who started Good Neighbors, Inc.

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