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Mural Location: 4335 South Anthony Boulevard

Theme:  Achieving the American Dream

Subjects:  Irene Paxia & William E. Warfield

Artist:  Kacy Jackson


William Warfield

William Warfield PortriatWilliam Warfield came to Fort Wayne in 1890 at a time when economic conditions were difficult for most Americans. After joining Fort Wayne’s job market as a waiter, Warfield went on to become the city’s first black real estate mogul, found its first black newspaper- “The Vindicator”- and provide assistance in the way of investor capital and loans to the city’s black residents.





Irene Paxia

Irene Paxia PortraitIrene Paxia along with a dedicated team at Amani Family Services work not only for interpretation, but additional family support, victim care, and community support. Without her dedication to this community, immigrants and refugees would likely be overlooked and under supported. Irene Paxia, MBA, MS, grew up in Venice, Italy. She has a master’s degree (Laurea) from the University of Bologna, Italy, in International relations, and an MBA from IPFW.





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Artist: Kacy Jackson

Kacy Jackson Portrait Kacy Jackson was born September 27,1991. He is the founder of The Art Of Kacy, established 7/13/2017. He is internationally recognized for his creative contributions and charitable donations. Famous for his many styles of art that can be found across the world from small-scale paintings to large-scale murals. His mission is to: Create Impact and Inspire.




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