Controversial UK Mural to be Removed

Controversial UK Mural to be Removed

University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto says a controversial mural at the school that has been the object of protest for its depictions of black people and Native Americans is coming down.

Capilouto’s message Friday to students, faculty and staff said the mural makes it difficult to address important matters.

The 1930s fresco mural by Ann Rice O’Hanlon shows the history of Lexington in a series of scenes, including black men and women planting tobacco and a Native American man holding a tomahawk. Efforts to remove the mural have been made since at least 2006.

Source: MG News

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