Public Art Program Restores Artwork Celebrating Women of the Civil Rights Movement

“Journey to Freedom,” a mixed-media mural installation by Lynn Linnemeier, was recently restored by the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs’ Conservation and Maintenance team following a fury of graffiti tags that marred the artwork.

A section of the “Journey to Freedom” installation after restoration and before treatment.


The Conservation and Maintenance team worked hard to restore the installation’s contrasting elements for pedestrians’ peaceful enjoyment on the trail.

Located near the Freedom Trail underpass, the Beltline adjacent installation celebrates women’s contribution to the Civil Rights Movement. The buff-colored concrete areas and contrasting elements help the artwork stand out.

Regulars on the Freedom Trail express their thanks for the team’s efforts to remove graffiti and preserve the City’s public art.