The Emancipation of Music mural celebrates Newark's rich history of jazz music. In the 1930s to 1950s legendary artists came to Newark to perform on route between New York City and Philadelphia.
Produced by: LPCCD, Rutgers-Newark, Newark Public Art Program and Integrity House
Lead Artist: Armisey Smith
Supporting Artist: Malik Whitaker
Assistants: Yasmin de Jesus and 7 students from Rutgers-Newark American Studies Field Study