These photos show a portion of the art and advertisements found around the Hyde Park and Lake View communities. Comparing that of each neighborhood shows a clear difference in community values, style and structure.
Hyde Park is a diverse and socially conscious community. These characteristics are a common theme for murals, posters and advertisements.
|The beautiful murals around Hyde Park tend to focus on the often difficult history of the area and the people living in the area.|
|Many murals around Hyde Park spread the difficult stories of real people who live there. This further unifies the Hyde Park community as people can relate to complete strangers and feel more connected as a whole.|
|As you move further South, the effects on class of the Black Belt during the Great Migration become more apparent. Here, the gas station advertises sales and low prices in order to increase sales.|
|Although not the most diverse area in terms of religion, the Lake View community is conscious of the variety of religions within the community.|
|Being an artistic neighborhood, the elementary schools in the area emphasize art and even paint murals and make sculptures for display throughout Lake View.|