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Mural Honoring Oscar Grant III Set For Saturday Unveiling at Fruitvale Station

A mural honoring Oscar Grant III, the 22-year-old African American man fatally shot by BART police in 2009, will be unveiled Saturday at the Fruitvale BART Station in Oakland.

The unveiling and a community celebration honoring Grant's life are scheduled for 12 p.m.

Local artist Senay "Refa One" Alkebulan was commissioned to create the mural on a west exterior wall by the bus area of the station.

The cost of the mural was #38,000, according to BART officials.

In addition to the mural unveiling, a previously unnamed street next to the station has been renamed Oscar Grant III Way. The new street name will also be unveiled on Saturday.

In February, the BART Board of Directors unanimously voted to name the street.

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