In the summer of 2019 Jacob V Joyce painted a wall of respect for women who fought against slavery in Britain and the countries it colonised in Marcus Garvey Park Hammersmith. The mural was commissioned by Transport for London and Hammersmith Council and realised with the assistants of artists Rudy Loewe, Ailsa Yexley, Buki Bayode, Richard Ayodeji Ikhide, Sola Olulode, Marcus Macdonald and Margaret Joyce (Flowers and insects at the bottom painted by local children from Avonmore Primary School and St James Preparatory School.) The mural, located in Marcus Garvey park which sits between North End Road and Avonmore road in West London, depicts 7 women whose lives intersected with British history through their acts of bravery and resilience.
Hammersmith and Fulham Council and Transport for London have commissioned this new large-scale mural in Marcus Garvey Park inspired by the walls of respect in Harlem New York, which pay tribute to the heroes of the American civil rights movement. Marcus Garvey, who made what is now Hammersmith & Fulham his home in 1935 where he lived until his death in 1940, featured on the first wall of respect in Chicago alongside Martin Luther King Jr and Muhammad Ali. He left behind a meaningful legacy, which still influences activists today.