Photo by May Shi @mmayshi
Artist(s): Curtia Wright

Violet King

Completed: 2022

“My design is based on the first Black woman lawyer in Canada, Violet King. I choose to depict her in my design not only due to her connection to Alberta, being born in Calgary October 18th 1929, but for her prevalence as a figure of Canadian History. Violet was an adamant purveyor of justice practicing criminal law in Calgary and later in the US. This mural will serve as a memorial and celebration of Kings life and legacy with a hope that more folks will learn about her story.”

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On wall of Nuvo Hotel Suites

Part of YYC BUMP (Beltline Urban Murals Project)
Sponsored by TD Canada Trust

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Where to Find This Mural

Location: 827 12 AVE SW, T2R 0J1, CALGARY, ALBERTA Get Directions