Percy Ellis, Jr

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In 2005, the DCCAH collaborated with the Percy Ellis, Jr. Memorial Committee to install a mural commemorating former Shaw Junior High School Principal Percy L. Ellis, Jr. Percy L. Ellis, Jr. served at the junior high school from 1962-1995 and ensured that our city’s youth had every opportunity to excel during their school years and beyond. He was responsible, for example, for the creation of the school’s award winning band.

The DCCAH commissioned local muralist G. Byron Peck to create the mural with the help of Shaw students, staff, and neighborhood residents, and it now hangs at the entrance to the school’s auditorium. This project was thus not only a means to commemorate the former principal, but also a way to instill pride in neighborhood and school history as well as to build a relationship between the school and community through art.

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DCArts
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Inside Shaw Junior High School, on Rhode Island Ave, near the insection with 11th St.

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