Making US history pretty

The cover of the second edition of “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.”

The cover of the second edition of “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.”

School bans Huckleberry Finn

University of Kentucky covers up 1930s mural: Said Wendell Berry:

The president further objects to the fresco on the ground that it reminds “one black student … that his ancestors were slaves.” That statement has at least two arresting implications: (1) that black students should not ever be reminded that their ancestors were slaves, and (2) that white students should not ever be reminded that their ancestors were slave owners. Do students, then, study history at our “flagship university” in order to forget it?

 Detail of Ann Rice O’Hanlon’s mural in the University of Kentucky’s Memorial Hall (photo by Tim Webb, courtesy University of Kentucky) (click to enlarge)


Detail of Ann Rice O’Hanlon’s mural in the University of Kentucky’s Memorial Hall (photo by Tim Webb, courtesy University of Kentucky) (click to enlarge)

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