University of Kentucky will remove controversial mural

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WEHT) – The University of Kentucky will remove a controversial mural at the school according to UK President Eli Capiluto.

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.

The mural has been the object of ,multiple protests, including a student led hunger strike last year.
Capilouto says the mural “carries with it tremendous symbolic weight.”

The university did not say where the mural will go after it’s taken down.

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(This story was originally published on June 8, 2020)


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