This mural honors Mpozi Mshale Tolbert, a highly visible Indianapolis photojournalist, DJ and creative entrepreneur who, in 2006, suddenly collapsed and died at age 34.

Tolbert was born in Philadelphia and sold his first photograph to the Philadelphia Daily News at age 16.  As a young man, he freelanced in Philadelphia, covering everything from breaking news to Philly’s vibrant music scene. He even documented the rise of hip-hop super group The Roots, and lent both his keen eye and voice

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Category: Mural

Medium type: Paint

Date created: 2016 (2007?)

Associated artists

 BRIDGE Collective
BRIDGE Collective
Justin Cooper
Justin Cooper


1063 Virginia Ave, Indianapolis, IN, 46203


  • Photo courtesy of Ken Norris


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