Peace & Justice Banners

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Energizing Historic Spaces

Designed by Triangle artist Victoria Primicias and reminiscent of a post cardthe mural banners are a bright montage of local elements and widely recognized symbols that represent the struggle for social justice. 

The banners hang from the Old Post Office building at 179 E. Franklin Street in Chapel Hill, N.C.

The art is stamped with a postmark dated March 19, 1964. On this day, a leaflet was written by participants in the Holy Week Fast and distributed to passerby in front of the Post Office.

Peace & Justice Plaza, the square in front of the Old Post Office, honors the energy and spirit of the thousands who –for decades–have exercised their rights to assembly and speech and have spoken out on issues of peace, justice, and equality. 

New Voices

By Victoria Primicias
Installed 2021

Located at Peace & Justice Plaza.


“My design is a graphic montage using familiar, contemporaneous motifs of peace and justice. I incorporated local elements such as the Chapel Hill postmark – a nod to the old post office building – and dogwood, the state flower. A bright color palette energizes the Peace & Justice Plaza and reinforces the Chapel Hill brand by complementing the Town seal. The intent of my design is to provide a welcoming space for those who enter the Plaza and to lift their spirits while enjoying the venue.”

The History of Peace & Justice Plaza