The Chicago Mural Movement heavily influenced the Community Mural Movement of the 20th century. In 1967, William Walker, considered one of the founders of the Community Mural Movement, coordinated with Black artists to created a community mural called The Wall of Respect that was “created to Honor our Black Heroes, and to Beautify our Community.” Walker and others would later create an artist statement that provides a base for the goals of community murals:
"Our murals will continue to speak of the liberation struggles of black and Third World peoples; they will record history, speak of today, and project toward the future. They will speak of an end to war, racism, and repression; of love, of beauty, of life. We want to restore an image of full humanity to the people, to pace art in its true context - into life."
The making of that mural influenced citizens of Chicago and the rest of the country to create more murals.