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Student-Inspired ‘End Racism’ Mural on TCU Campus Calls for Action

August 6, 2020

Students, faculty and staff are invited to take action and stand with those fighting racism by signing their name to the sidewalk mural on Aug. 7.

TCU student Kellton Hollins is taking a stand to END RACISM and is inviting fellow Horned Frogs to join him.

Inspired by the “End Racism Now” mural painted on the Main Street of downtown Fort Worth in June, Hollins approached Chancellor Victor J. Boschini, Jr. on July 4 with the idea to create something similar on the TCU campus. Within hours, his request was approved. After further discussions with campus leaders and planning, the sidewalk in front of Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena, known to most TCU fans as “Frog Alley,” was selected as the mural site, with the goal of completing the project before the fall semester begins.

Take a Stand on Aug. 7

Hollins is calling on students, faculty and staff to support the project and to help END RACISM by signing their name to the mural on Friday, Aug. 7, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Volunteer opportunities are also available. Masks will be required and physical distancing and sanitation guidelines will be followed. Click here to sign up for a time slot to sign your name or volunteer.

Kellton Hollins’ Pledge:

“Racism has penetrated the roots of our country and has been a part of its history since the beginning. With the climate of today’s world, we must decide what we are fighting for. No longer will we stand for any form of racism. By signing what we are fighting, you are committing to standing in solidarity with those that have fought against racism for years. By signing your name, you are committing to educating yourself and others of the injustices in America. By signing your name, you are committing to taking action. We must END RACISM.”

Students, faculty and staff are asked to contact Jessica Hazard, associate athletics director for student-athlete development, or Danielle Bradford, graduate assistant in student-athlete development, if they have questions.

Hollins is currently a graduate student at TCU. He is a candidate for the The Wuerffel Trophy, an award presented to the FBS player who best combines exemplary community service with leadership achievement on and off the field. It is the premier major college football award that places the majority of its voting emphasis on community service. Hollins was a 2019 semifinalist for the Jason Witten Collegiate Man of the Year Award. Read more about Hollins volunteerism in Fort Worth and his hometown of New Orleans on GoFrogs.com.