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The GWHS Murals & The Life of Victor Arnautoff
by LaborFest
Sunday Aug 9th, 2020 3:03 PM
This panel is about the Victor Arnautoff murals at George Washinton High and the life of Arnautoff including his relationship with the ILWU.
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The issue of the San Francisco George Washington High murals and the life of Victor Arnautoff was the focus of a panel during July 22, 2020.

Artist Dewey Crumpler who painted response murals at George Washington High in San Francisco spoke about past struggles to defend the murals and today's Black Lives Matter movement.

The panel also made the connections between the attack on the Victor Arnautoff murals and the Bernard Zakheim murals that are threatend with destruction at UCSF.

Other speakers included Nathan Zakheim, Dr. Robert Cherney, Jack Heyman, Gray Brechin, Carol Denney, Tamaka Bailey, Robin Rome and Lope Lap Jr.

This was part of LaborFest is 2020.

Additional media:
CA Black History Under Attack By UCSF Execs, Bernard Zakheim’s Murals & Bridget “Biddy” Mason
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJ-1jwjDC_s

The Arnautoff GWHS Murals, Identity Politics, Privatization & Public Education
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVF0eDdK5iw&t=29s

Slice Walker "They should leave the mural and explain the mural to the children" The Destruction Of The George Washington High Victor Arnautoff Murals
https://youtu.be/XPFPTB_XZ6U

SFUSD Board & Superintendent Matthews Cutting $300,000 From MLK Middle School While Spending $850,000 To Censor GWHS Arnautoff Murals
https://youtu.be/Y5_NooOFegk

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/

LaborFest
http://www.laborfest.net

Production of Labor Video Project
http://www.laborvideo.org
§Victor Arnautoff Working On GWHS Murals
by LaborFest
Sunday Aug 9th, 2020 3:03 PM
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Victor Arnautoff worked on the murals at GWHS. He also worked with Mexican artist Diego Rivera
§George Washington As Slave Holder
by LaborFest
Sunday Aug 9th, 2020 3:03 PM
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The GWHS murals are the only public murals in the United States showing George Washington as a slave holder. The removal of these murals according to artist Dewey Crumpler would remove the real history of the US.
§Dewey Crumpler's Response Murals
by LaborFest
Sunday Aug 9th, 2020 3:03 PM
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San Francisco artist Dewey Crumpler has said that if the Victor Arnautoff murals are removed his should be removed as well.
§Victor Arnautoff Self Portrait
by LaborFest
Sunday Aug 9th, 2020 3:03 PM
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Victor Arnautoff was hounded by the FBI for being a communist. Now some are demanding that his art be destroyed because it is emotionally disturbing to youth who see it.
§Diego Rivera's Mural In NYC Was Destroyed By Roosevelt
by LaborFest
Sunday Aug 9th, 2020 3:03 PM
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Diego Rivera's mural in New York was destroyed by Rockefeller. Now the SF Board of Education and some are demanding that the Victor Arnautoff murals be destroyed or permanently covered up by the school district.
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