The exhibit consists of a selection of the murals that were created by local artists in June 2020 on the 4’ x 8’ panels erected around the confederate monuments in downtown Macon. The wood panels were put up to protect the monuments from possible damage in the aftermath of the Black Lives Matter protest in Macon that took place after the murder of George Floyd by police in Minnesota that year. The artists created the murals as part of the local Juneteenth celebration. Rather than discard the work, the panels were donated to the Tubman Museum in July 2020. In addition, the exhibit will feature images from local photographers that document the Black Lives Matter protest in Macon in June of 2020. Block the hate is scheduled to remain on exhibit at the Tubman through February 28, 2022.
In June and July of 2020, there was a lot of energy and public interest in the idea of re-locating the confederate murals. As of December 2021, the monuments have not been moved, and there is no firm date as to when they may be relocated.