Inspiration Wall: L.A.’s Many Murals of Martin Luther King, Jr.

A photographer captures the many MLK murals of the city

For over 30 years, New York-based photographer Camilo José Vergara has documented the many murals and public artworks depicting Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. across the country. Here we spotlight a handful of pieces that fill our city.

 Avalon Boulevard S. of Colden, Los Angeles

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Compton Avenue at 55th Street, Los Angeles

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South Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles

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Manchester Avenue towards Cimarron, Los Angeles

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Vernon Avenue at Hooper Avenue, Los Angeles

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47th Street at Normandie Avenue, Los Angeles

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4423 South Western Avenue, Los Angeles

4061 South Broadway, Los Angeles

76 Place at South Central Avenue, Los Angeles