Archive for Tuesday, March 13, 2012

State seeking artists for Brown v. Board mural

March 13, 2012


— A Kansas commission is looking for artists interested in painting a mural at the Statehouse commemorating the historic U.S. Supreme Court decision declaring segregated schools unconstitutional.

The Capitol Preservation Committee is asking artists to submit applications to be declared qualified to execute the project, which is to be completed in 2014. House member Valdenia Winn, a Kansas City Democrat who chairs the Preservation Committee, says applications will be taken until May 1.

The mural will honor the Supreme Court's 1954 Brown v. Board of Education ruling, which declared that separate schools for black and white children where inherently unequal. The high court consolidated a lawsuit challenging segregation in Topeka's public schools with cases from Delaware, South Carolina, Virginia and the District of Columbia.


deec 6 years, 1 month ago

Core government functions, anyone? I guess public art is okay if legislators get to look at it.

hyperinflate 6 years, 1 month ago

Asking for this probably gives them the opportunity to rile up the teabaggers ahead of the 2012 election - to make reversal of Brown v. Board of Ed. a campaign platform.

deec 6 years, 1 month ago

You've made me laugh...but don't give 'em any ideas! :)

Michael Pinegar 6 years, 1 month ago

How about a full time advisor on government WASTE!

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