U. of Kentucky Will Uncover Controversial Mural Depicting Slaves

The University of Kentucky will remove a veil from a controversial mural on the campus that depicts black slaves picking crops, the university announced on Thursday. It will surround the painting with “other works of art from a variety of perspectives that provide a larger narrative of our history, our aspirations, our shortcomings, and the progress we still must make,” wrote the institution’s president, Eli Capilouto, in a blog post.

The decision follows student protests demanding that something be done about the 40-foot mural. In response to their concerns, Mr. Capilouto ordered last year that it be covered with a white veil.

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