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Muralist Dewey Crumpler & SF Black Leaders Defend Victor Arnautoff Murals
by Labor Video Project
Wednesday Aug 7th, 2019 3:57 AM
African American muralist Dewey Crumpler and other African American leaders in San Francisco held a press conference on 8/6/19 to defend the Victor Arnautoff murals about the life of George Washington at George Washington High School. The school board with the support of the Superintendent Vincent Matthews voted unanimously to destroy the murals.
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African American Muralist Dewey Crumpler & SF Black Leaders Defend Victor Arnautoff Murals At George Washington High
African American muralist Dewey Crumpler and other African American leaders in San Francisco held a press conference on 8/6/19. to defend the Victor Arnautoff murals about the life of George Washington at George Washington High School.

The school board with the support of the Superintendent Vincent Matthews voted unanimously to destroy the murals. Dewey. Crumpler discussed the painting of his murals at the high school.

They also talked about importance of these for the African American community and young people. They also questioned the failure of the school district to develop curriculum about the murals for education.

Additional media:
The Mural Debate Rages On: Arnautoff Murals Opened Up For Public At George Washington High In SF
https://youtu.be/GsEzelnSfrw

Arnautoff Presentations: Beyond The Controversy: The GWHS & The Removal of Public Art
https://youtu.be/owFTM1G-TyU

Destroying Arnautoff Murals As Payment For "Reparations"? SFUSD Bd Votes To Paint Over Historic Murals
https://youtu.be/fPpm8FUPC2c

Screaming match erupts over vote to remove mural at SF George Washington High School-Interview of former Mayor Willie Brown
https://youtu.be/owl-p89Rjgc

SF Debates Removal Of Victor Arnautoff Murals At GWH
https://youtu.be/rG6x4JS76j0

"Erasing History" SF Washington High & The Victor Arnautoff Murals
https://youtu.be/sxHijlewzoQ

Victor Arnautoff: San Francisco's Master Muralist of the 1930's
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5aYXYqcDNg&t=7s

When conservatives went to war over SF post office murals
https://www.sfchronicle.com/chronicle_vault/article/When-conservatives-went-to-war-over-SF-post-13912445.php

These High School Murals Depict an Ugly History. Should They Go?
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/11/arts/design/george-washington-murals-ugly-history-debated.html

Murals at Washington High School Stoke Debate: Board to Decide Their Fate
https://sfrichmondreview.com/2019/04/30/murals-at-washington-high-school-stoke-debate-board-to-decide-their-fate/

Murals at Washington High School Stoke Debate: Board to Decide Their Fate
https://sfrichmondreview.com/2019/04/30/murals-at-washington-high-school-stoke-debate-board-to-decide-their-fate/

For more information:
Labor Video Project
http://www.laborvideo.org
§Dewey Crumpler Painting His. Murals At GWHS
by Labor Video Project Wednesday Aug 7th, 2019 3:57 AM
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African American muralist Dewey Crumpler painting his murals at George Washington High.
§Arnautoff's A Crime Against Humanity
by Labor Video Project Wednesday Aug 7th, 2019 3:57 AM
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Victor Arnautoff whose murals the school board and Superintendent Vincent Matthews want to destroy also produced. art against the US nuclear bombing of Japan.

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