El Barrio Today presents Melissa Mark-Viverito on the Julia de Burgos Mural.
The EL BARRIO TODAY ARTS CLUSTER is a group founded by East Harlem's cultural organizations in an effort to guide you through your discovery of the beauty and singularity of El Barrio's cultural identity.
EL BARRIO is an area located in East Harlem and carries a unique history that is still evident today. From the moment you arrive, you're surrounded by its colors, rhythms and intense cultural richness. Diversity is reflected everywhere you turn through a multitude of restaurants, shops, gardens, galleries and murals.
JULIA DE BURGOS was a Puerto Rican poet, educator, and activist for women's rights and Puerto Rican Independence. This mosaic mural by Manuel Vega commemorates her contribution to the Puerto Rican and Spanish speaking communities of New York.