University of Kentucky to Give Context for Controversial Historical Mural

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From Campus Reform:

The University of Kentucky has reversed its decision to shroud a historic mural depicting scenes of African Americans and Native Americans that some students found “unsettling.”

President Eli Capilouto announced via blog post Thursday that the mural will once again be displayed after an appointed panel provided a series of recommendations for providing “context” and “alternative perspectives” to the mural, which was painted in the 1930’s to help commemorate the sacrifices of soldiers in World War I as part of the Memorial Hall building.