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New murals on the Historic West side aims to lift voices of those fighting injustice

West Side murals bring deeper meaning to issues of injustice
Posted at 8:10 AM, Oct 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-06 00:34:43-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The old Moulin Rouge hotel-casino is getting a new look.

The old lot on West Bonanza Road is the home of new artistry.

What was once the first racially integrated Casino in the Country now plays an important role in Las Vegas and Black History.

Organizer Teresa Brooks says when COVID-19 forced her to come home after working in Israel, she put her time in revitalizing her roots and created a way for others to express themselves during a divided time.

Brooks called on artist Brent Holmes to paint murals.

Holmes and several other artists created paintings aimed to lift voices of those fighting injustice.

The artists said they are hoping that a new look will create a brighter future for generations to come.