The Great Mural Wars of SF Continue
by Armand Domalewski
Oct 05, 2019
George Washington High School’s alumni association revived the controversial debate over a now internationally infamous mural at the school by suing the San Francisco Unified School District to block it from covering the mural.

The mural, which was painted as part of the New Deal, is seen by some as a historical depiction of oppression but by others as racially traumatizing to students, was initially set to be completely erased. The Board backed down and compromised by offering to cover it instead, but the alumni association remains adamant the mural should stay as is.