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New Mural Depicts Americans Detained Abroad

General   •   July 24, 2022

A mural of 18 Americans wrongfully detained overseas was unveiled yesterday at Oak Alley in Georgetown (3131 M St NW). The mural includes WNBA player Brittney Griner, politician Paul Rusesabagina, and former security executive Paul Whelan, and is part of the Bring Our Families Home campaign in partnership with the James Foley Foundation – the former dedicated to bringing home the 64 known American hostages from overseas. Designed and installed by Isaac Campbell, the mural is made from a wheat paste technique that will likely last for three to six months, and visitors can scan a QR Code to learn more about each of the detainees. “[The mural] will fade, tear, and eventually disappear over time,” said Campbell, “What will be done for these Americans by the time the mural disappears?”

Special thanks to MC Dean and Levain Bakery for helping us find a home for the mural in Georgetown.

(Photo courtesy USA Today)

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