James Brown is regarded as one of the most iconic and influential musicians of the 20th century. Brown spent the formative years of his career on the Cincinnati-based King Records label producing some of his earliest hits and providing inspiration and guidance to a generation of musicians. An innovative and widely respected composer and stage performer, he played a major role in the development of funk, soul, and hip hop, and was a strong, outspoken advocate for civil rights and black self-empowerment.
This mural was created in partnership with Urban Sites.
Derek Toebbe, Christopher Beiting
Braylyn Bell, Kyree Clark, Emma Brueggemeyer, Noah Catalan, ShaiAnn Pendleton, Wilfredo Vargas, Juliana Hofmann, Meghan Jones, Jonathan Logan, Edwin Miller, Katelan Thomas, Taylore Helms
City of Cincinnati, P&G, The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr. US Bank Foundation, George & Margaret McLane Foundation, The Maxwell C. Weaver Foundation – U.S. Bank Trustee
American Scaffolding, Inc., Charles H. Dater Foundation, power2give Project Contributors, Dianne & J. David Rosenberg, The John A. Schroth Family Charitable Trust, PNC Bank, Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, The Wohlgemuth Herschede Foundation, 2015 Adopt-an-Apprentice Campaign Contributors, ArtWorks Board of Trustees
The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, ArtsWave, The City of Cincinnati, Ohio Arts Council, P&G, Jacob G. Schmidlapp Trusts, Fifth Third Bank Trustee