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Duolingo unveils new community mural and $150,000 in grants to support public art

by Amanda Waltz

Before Duolingo moved into its East Liberty offices at Penn and Euclid Avenue, the building was known for a different reason — the site of Lend Me Your Ears, an 8,500-square-foot community mural that stretched around the building and depicted Black children at play. When real estate developers destroyed the mural in 2015, many residents at the time saw it as a chilling bellwether of the neighborhood's increasing gentrification and exclusion of its predominantly Black population...