A panel of the “Life of Washington” mural (GWHS Alumni Association/Facebook).
A school board in San Francisco has unanimously voted to cover several murals at a high school because of its images of slavery and an image depicting a dead Native American.
On June 25, the San Francisco school board voted to cover the 13-panel mural at George Washington High School, which was painted in 1936 by artist Victor Arnatouff, The Washington Post reported.
The mural, which is titled the “Life of Washington,” depicts the sale of enslaved people and elsewhere shows enslaved people laboring at George Washington’s home, The Los Angeles Times reported. There is also a body of a dead Native American surrounded by white settlers, with Washington pointing to the white men, according to the publication. The school board’s vice president, Mark Sanchez, told The Washington Post that the mural is “degrading.”
“It’s always an issue when…
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