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Community mural event salutes Tyre Nichols, his parents in North Memphis

The Tyre Nichols Wall Mural now adorns an outside side wall of Steve A’s The Castle Home of Rhythm & Blues at 2356 Jackson Avenue in North Memphis.

The two-piece mural, created by graphic designers and artists David Yancy III, owner of DY3Art, and Francisco Flores, owner of Mala Leche Design, was revealed at an event last Saturday (Feb. 18).

With Nichols’ parents, RowVaughn Wells and Rodney Wells, in attendance, the salute to Nichols and the Wellses also included a candlelight vigil, free food, games and T-shirts.

Tyre Nichols was known to greet his parents –RowVaughn Wells and Rodney Wells — with “Hello Parents,” which was reflected on the Tyre Nichols Wall Mural at Steve A’s The Castle Home of Rhythm & Blues at 2356 Jackson Avenue. The Wellses attend the unveiling. (Photo: Gary S. Whitlow/GSW Enterprises)

The community-level tribute was organized by Crystal Harris Otiende of 2Much Talent and Marek Ransom, the son of Steve Adams, who owns Steve A’s The Castle Home of Rhythm & Blues. 

It was an upbeat affair rooted in the ongoing appeal for “justice for Tyre.”

Representatives of the Hollywood Neighborhood addressed community concerns in the historic neighborhood that now includes the salute to Nichols.

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