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Wells Fargo mural features historical Black/African American leaders from Broward County

Mural features Dr. Von D. Mizell, Dr. James Sistrunk, Mary McLeod Bethune, and Julian Edwin “Cannonball” Adderley, along with local landmarks.

Wells Fargo mural features historical Black/African American leaders from Broward County

From Roshana Gossoff

On Wednesday, Feb. 28, a ceremonial ribbon cutting took place at Wells Fargo’s new Broward Boulevard branch and a teller line mural was unveiled, highlighting some of Broward County’s local Black/African American history and leaders.

Among local heroes spot-lighted was Dr. Mizell, a civil rights leader and the second Black physician in Fort Lauderdale, who helped establish the Provident Hospital for Black residents. Dr. Mizell started the first NAACP chapter in South Florida, and was highly involved in efforts to desegregate beaches.

Deborah Mizell, Dr. Mizell’s daughter, and Lorraine Mizell, his niece, were on hand to accept a mural replica at the ribbon cutting and unveiling event.

Wells Fargo’s Community Mural Program is dedicated to creating unique, custom designed historical artwork that commemorates the community’s legacy, celebrates its diversity, and honors the past upon which the community was founded.

The Broward Boulevard branch mural marks the 229th mural displayed in a Florida branch.

 

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