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Check Out Ben’s Chili Bowl’s Massive New Mural

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The D.C. institution Ben’s Chili Bowl unveiled a new mural on Wednesday, showcasing 15 African-American legends of music, politics and media.

A huge cast of D.C. luminaries spoke at the ribbon-cutting ceremony, including Dave Chappelle, Dick Gregory, Mayor Muriel Bowser, News4’s own Jim Vance, Chuck Brown’s daughter, Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton and Cora Masters Barry.

The mural featuring many D.C. legends depicts Dick Gregory, Dave Chappelle, Marion Barry, Jim Vance, Eleanor Holmes Norton, Wale, Russ Parr, Taraji P. Henson, Donnie Simpson, Roberta Flack, Prince, Chuck Brown, Muhammad Ali, Harriet Tubman, Michelle Obama and Barack Obama.

The mural’s new subjects were decided by 30,000 people who cast their vote last winter. The previous mural featured President Barack Obama, Donnie Simpson, Chuck Brown and Bill Cosby. Of those four, only Bill Cosby was not included in new mural.

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