We Shall Not Be Moved

Site: Champy’s Famous Fried Chicken (526 East MLK Blvd.)

Artists: 85 students from The Howard School and STEM School with lead artists Amanda Brazier, Rondell Crier and Judy Mogul

Partners: The Howard School of Academics and Technology, STEM School of Chattanooga, Champy’s Famous Fried Chicken, Tennessee Arts Commission

Description: 85 STEM and Howard School students studied the history and cultural impact of the Chattanooga sit-ins. Using archival photographs and engaging in dialogue with sit-in participant Booker T. Scruggs, students learned firsthand about the determination and courage of the sit-in participants. These workshops resulted in student generated design material, using Harlem Renaissance artist Jacob Lawrence as stylistic inspiration. The professional artist team then collaged the two schools’ content, creating the final mural design. Mark Making transferred the image onto a portable cloth substrate and held painting sessions with students and interested community members.


We Shall Not Be Moved (2013) – 526 East MLK Blvd.


This project was funded under an agreement with the State of Tennessee.