Brianna Nobel of Martinez rode a horse in a June 1, 2020 Oakland protest for George Floyd and other victims of police violence and white supremacy. The mural depicts a fiery revolutionary scene with Brianna Noble on horseback emerging from the uprising as the late Nipsey Hussle (Ermias Asghedom) looks on. On June 8, the Compton Cowboys held a BlackLivesMatter rally in Los Angeles that gathered a hundred Black protestors on horseback. Noble reported of her action: “When you’re black it doesn’t matter how loud you scream or how deep your words are, nobody would listen,” she continued. “So to now have found this amazing pedestal – my horse Dapper Dan to sit upon – and not have to say a word is amazing.”

The mural, on a temporary plywood wall outside what was then the site of Luka's Taproom, was painted by Chris Granillo, Pancho Pescador, Project Pat, Reon Jarreau, Christian Munoz and Chicano Eyes in June 2020.1 Based on historical images from Google Street View, the plywood wall with the mural was removed by no later than February 2021. 2

Nobel is also featured on the Black Liberation Mural in the Hoover-Foster neighborhood.

Links and References

  1. Woman who rode horse at Oakland protest gets her own mural [Features photos of the mural and the artists]
  2. Google Street View, February 2021