An Echo of Taino Culture Survives in Mural

Each weekday we post a random image from around the neighborhood. This is Kelly Alice‘s view of the mural that honors the Taino people.

The mural, which has been restored since it was originally painted by Rafael Rivera García, is on the back of the Whole Foods building. The Tainos were the original inhabitants of what is today Puerto Rico.

Long believed to have been completely wiped out by Christopher Columbus and the European diseases he and his crews brought to the Caribbean, vestiges of the Tainos’ culture survive.

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