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The First Mothers Mural

By Wilson Bowers and Samuel Tommie, Seminole Tribal artists

Made possible by The Downtown Improvement Authority, Sperry and Associates, the Seminole Tribe of Florida, the AH-TAH-THI-KI Museum, the Knight Foundation, and the Community Foundation of North Florida.

Located on St. Augustine Street, directly across the street from the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center

More about this mural:

For the first time in Tallahassee, images of the Seminole Tribe of Florida have been created by members of the Seminole Tribe. Artist Wilson Bowers said “I know there’s always visuals of [..] our culture like patchwork or representations of Osceola, but we are more than that, we are a people with a history, a people with a rich and colorful culture with traditions that still survive on today despite going through all that we faced. We are more than a name of a school, we are more than just patchwork or spears, yes these things are a part but just a part, I wanted to share something a little bit different, something a little bit more as to who we are. This is what inspired me with the piece, I wanted it to be eye-catching and colorful, such as the clothing and patchworks our seamstresses make but also represent us all. So in addition to being bold being simple enough to read even for children. ..For Tallahassee to have someone of the Tribe to do a piece was awesome and I appreciate the opportunity very much. How often is it that aspects of our culture or our history is visually done and made by no

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Date created: 2022

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Tallahassee, FL

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