Nation’s 2nd CROWN Act mural unveiled in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) – You can now see a new mural in New Orleans in support of the Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair (CROWN) Act.

The mural, located at 633 Carondelet Street in the Warehouse District, was designed by NOLA native Journey Allen.

On Monday, Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards signed into law the CROWN Act in an effort to protect people, especially those with natural hair, from discrimination based on hair. This makes this mural more than just art.

“We have a conversation about the value of blackness and all that it represents in who we are and where we come from, and all that we give and contribute to this world. It shouldn’t be denied, not hair-based,” explained Orlena Nwokah Blanchard, President and COO of Joy Collective.

The exhibit is the second CROWN mural in the country, following an exhibit in Washington DC unveiled in July 2021.


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