Alumni group is suing the San Francisco School's ' Life of Washington ' graffiti
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San Francisco, United States Of America
SAN FRANCISCO — The Alumni Group has sued to appeal the decision of the San Francisco School Board to cover a controversial mural in a public high school that some have described as racist
In August, the San Francisco Unified School District Education Board voted 4-3 to set up committees on the "Life of Washington" mural.
The film was produced in 1936 and portrays the life of George Washington. This depicts slaves working in Washington's property and settlers standing over the dead body of the Native Americans. Activists said the George Washington High mural was racist in its depiction of Native Americans and African Americans.
School Alumni Association filed a lawsuit Friday asking the Board to revoke its vote to remove the mural from public view and to conduct an environmental review. The Board did not respond to the filing immediately.