The Walk of Fame: 60 Years of Diversity
Paved in terrazzo and bronze, the 2.5-mile stretch that makes up the Hollywood Walk of Fame is the closest thing to the Yellow Brick Road this side of Oz. The Walk of Fame began in 1958, and by 1960, nearly 1,560 celebrities were honored with the first stars to grace the boulevard. Sixty years later, during one of the most challenging times in U.S. history and a national call to address decades of systemic racism, a temporary All Black Lives Matter mural painted in the middle of Hollywood Boulevard has now become a permanent fixture. Its unique placement in the heart of Tinseltown is a reminder of the remarkable impact African-Americans have had in the entertainment industry.