Title: A Time to Unite
Site: 41st Street and Drexel Avenue, Chicago
Artists: Mitchell Caton, Calvin Jones, and Justine DeVan
Sponsors: Chicago Mural Group
Year: 1976, restored 2003
Scale: 40 feet long
Materials: Original oil paint on concrete, restoration acrylic paint on concrete
Information: This dramatic, now restored, mural in the Oakland area was a call for renewed racial solidarity during the bicentennial year, indicated by a clock. The work blends African styles and motifs with such painterly images as blues musicians, tribal drummers, and neighborhood residents to portray the historic unity of family, community, cultural heritage, and nation in the African American tradition. This mural was the first of many significant works created by the collaborations of Caton and Jones. Bernard Williams restored Time to Unite is 2003 with the consultation of Calvin Jones.