Historic San Francisco Mosaic Mural on Display Again

By NBC Bay Area Staff
|  Friday, Nov 22, 2013  |  Updated 5:00 PM PDT
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Historic SF Mural Back on Display

Josh Keppel

"Brotherhood of Man," a mosaic mural from 1968, has just been put back on display in San Francisco.

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A colorful piece of San Francisco’s history is once again joining the living.

Saturday, the city will rededicate the “Brotherhood of Man” mosaic mural at 17th and Bryant.

It was commissioned by former Mayor Joe Alioto in the 1960s to decorate the Martin Luther King Jr. Pool.
  
The film company making the Steve McQueen movie “Bullitt” in San Francisco partially paid for it. It was put into storage when the pool was remodeled in 1998.
  
The city will hold a ceremony to dedicate the mural at its new home Saturday morning at 10 a.m.

Brotherhood of Man depicts two figures, one black and one white, flying amidst the cosmos as they hold hands around the earth. Artist Anthony Stellon, deeply moved by King's assassination, infused the mural with symbolic meaning that visualizes world peace and harmony.

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