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Laborfest: Coit Tower Mural Walk
Date Saturday July 24
Time 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Location Details
Meet at Coit Tower entrance, top of Telegraph Hill, San Francisco. Buses: 30 or 41 to Washington Square Park at Union and Stockton. Transfer to 39 or walk 1/4 mile on Stockton to Lombard, up Lombard which becomes Telegraph Hill Blvd to top; also from Wash Square, you can walk to end of Filbert or Greenwich, each with a short staircase at the top, Greenwich being less steep.
Event Type Teach-In
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Coit Tower Mural Walk
With Gray Brechin, Harvey Smith, Peter Driscoll
Seventy-five years ago this month artists who were working with the Works Progress Administration (WPA) were working on the Coit Tower murals. These political artists were very much influenced by the general strike, and this is reflected in these historic murals.
A media hysteria was also whipped up against the art and the artists in an effort to censor them. Fortunately this failed and the murals remain a testament to the people of San Francisco and the labor movement.
See also:
http://graybrechin.net/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Works_Progress_Administration
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coit_Tower
http://www.laborfest.net/2010/2010schedule.htm
Added to the calendar on Thursday Jun 24th, 2010 6:13 AM

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