Re: Enlighten or Erase? Saving the Depression Era WPA murals at George Washington High School

04/21/19 - posted by Shirley Krohn

I attended Washington in the mid 50's. I was aware that there were paintings on the wall, but doubt that I paid any attention. More interested in not being late to class....afternoons football game....going to China Beach on double-lunch day....flirting with boys! I truly believe there are lessons to be learned by these murals and that time should be spent educating students about the injustices that occurred then (and now!!!). Don't take them down, or paint over them. Let's learn from our mistakes and poor judgement!

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