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George Washington mural should be covered but preserved, SF school board decides



The San Francisco school board on Tuesday voted 4-3 to cover a controversial 1936 George Washington mural at a local high school that includes images of slavery and the killing of a Native American.

The 13-panel “Life of Washington "will be preserved but covered by panels that show" the heroism of people of color in America, how we have fought, and continue to battle discrimination, racism, hatred, and poverty "a proposal suggested by the board president said. [19659003] NEWT GINGRICH: THE SPIRIT OF FASCISTIC BOOK BURNING HAS ENTERED THE AMERICAN SYSTEM

 People fill the main entryway of George Washington High School to view the controversial 13-panel, 1,600-square-foot mural, the

People fill the main entranceway of George Washington High School to view the controversial 13-panel, 1,600-square-foot mural, the "Life of Washington," during an open house for the public in San Francisco, Aug. 1, 2019. (Associated Press)
      

The board voted to remove the 1,600-square-foot mural at George Washington High School after critics called it racist and offensive.

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Those in favor of keeping the mural said removing it was historical and artistic censorship.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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