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San Francisco Art at Site www.sfart.info Brooke 	Fancher	Tuzuri Watu
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Brooke Fancher

Tuzuri Watu

1987
3rd, Palou Street
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This mural was painted by Brooke Fancher in 1987. It is titled Tuzuri Watu (Swahili for “we are beautiful people”). It is a tribute to Afro American culture inspired by black women writers. The design shows scenes of black peoples’ lives, rural and urban, with a strong emphasis on community and family life. Quotations from the works of five black women authors appear throughout the mural. Fancher explains her choice of location and topic by saying that “A lot of people don’t even know about black women writers. Their work is part of the self-affirmation of people learning about their culture, and the mural seems a good place to proclaim it.”