May 16, 2018
Mural Arts Philadelphia will dedicate a new mural in West Philadelphia to late "60 Minutes" journalist and Philly native Ed Bradley this Saturday after nearly a year of work.
The mural sits at 949 Belmont Ave. in the neighborhood where Bradley grew up.
Artist Ernel Martinez depicted Bradley’s 26 years as a correspondent for CBS News and high-profile career as a television reporter for the mural. Bradley was the first black television reporter to cover the White House and eventually anchor his own broadcast, “CBS Sunday Night News with Ed Bradley.”
The dedication ceremony this Saturday will begin at 12 p.m.
Iconic journalist Ed Bradley was the first black TV correspondent to cover the White House. He was also from West Philadelphia. Learn about the mural celebrating Bradley on Belmont Ave. ➡️ https://t.co/dhMkAipWOG pic.twitter.com/2Xl2KVzhaz— City of Philadelphia (@PhiladelphiaGov) May 16, 2018
On Wednesday a preview of the mural brought together former colleagues of Bradley, local media and members of Mural Arts.
Celebration and preview of mural of legendary @CBSNews journalist #EdBradley - West Powellton and @sixers #drumline killing it! New @muralarts masterpiece to be revealed! @pabj @KYWNewsradio pic.twitter.com/iendpcPtuU— Cherri Gregg (@cherrigregg) May 16, 2018
The year-long project was put together on 6 ft. by 6 ft. squares of
parachute cloth, enabling about 100 students and members of the public to participate
in the creation paint-by-number style.
Last summer, students from three Philadelphia schools traveled to New York to help paint the mural at the CBS Broadcast Center.
Bradley died at the age of 65 in November 2006 from complications from