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Alice Walker "They should leave the mural and explain the mural to the children"
by Labor Video Project
Monday Aug 19th, 2019 11:10 AM
Alice Walker, writer and activist talks about the proposed destruction of the Victor Arnautoff murals at George Washington High in San Francisco. Her daugher also attended George Washington High.
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Writer and activist Alice Walker talks about the Victor Arnautoff murals at George Washington High School in San Francisco.
The San Franciso School Board has voted unanimously first to destroy the Victor Arnautoff mural and then later voted 4 to 3 as as a "compromise" to cover it.
Alice Walker's daughter also attended George Washington High.

This interview was done on 8/18/19 in Oakland, California by KPFA WorkWeek host Steve Zeltzer

Additional media:

Censorship, Not Destruction? SFUSD Votes To Censor Arnautoff Murals
https://youtu.be/_UmLd091oFU

"Paint It Down" Rightists Disrupt Victor Arnautoff Mural Meeting In San Francisco
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K2CRDg4nBCg&feature=youtu.be

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

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/

Production of Labor Video Project
http://www.laborvideo.org
§Art By Carol Denney
by Labor Video Project Monday Aug 19th, 2019 11:10 AM
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Art about the white washing of the Victor Arnautoff murals by Carol Denney
§Victor Arnautoff's Murals Showed The Real History Of Slavery
by Labor Video Project Monday Aug 19th, 2019 11:10 AM
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Victor Arnautoff's murals on the life of George Washington at George Washington High showed the history of slavery during the life of Washington and his role in the genocide of Native Americans.

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