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Notre Dame Shrouds Christopher Columbus in Shame: Where Will it End?

A Notre Dame student walks past a 19th century mural at the University's Main Building depicting Native Americans in submissive poses. The mural and 11 others will soon be covered. (Robert Franklin/South Bend Tribune via AP)

By | Wednesday, 23 January 2019 06:56 PM

University of Notre Dame administrators are feeling the heat over their decision to place a shroud over 12 historic murals dating back to the 1880s that portray explorer Christopher Columbus arriving in America.

Located in the university’s Main Building under its famous “Golden Dome," the murals have been a lightning rod for activists since November 2017. That’s when a letter published in the university’s student newspaper called them “a highly problematic vision of Western triumphalism, Catholic militarism, and an overly romantic notion of American expansion.”

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University of Notre Dame administrators are feeling the heat over their decision to place a shroud over 12 historic murals dating back to the 1880s that portray explorer Christopher Columbus arriving in America.Located in the university's Main Building under its famous...
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