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These High School Murals Depict an Ugly History. Should They Go? | The New York Times

Carol Pogash, The New York Times One of the 13 murals that make up “The Life of Washington,” at George Washington High School in San Francisco. Credit Jim Wilson/The New York Times, Featured Image FRANCISCO — In one of the murals, George Washington points westward over the dead body of a Native American. Another depicts Washington’s slaves, hunched over, working in the fields of Mount Vernon. These images aren’t in a museum exhibition but on the walls of a public high school. In this famously left-of-center city, liberals are battling liberals over these Depression-era frescoes that have offended some groups. […]

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