Dartmouth ready to move insensitive murals into storage
HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — Dartmouth College says a set of racially insensitive murals that offended Native American students is going to be used as a teaching tool.
The four painted scenes inspired by a college drinking song belittle the intellect of the tribal subjects, one of whom is holding a book upside down.
Professor Bruce Duthu (doo-THOO’) tells WPTZ-TV that the murals will be preserved “as an artifact of the uglier side of Dartmouth’s history.”
They’re being moved this fall to the Hood Museum for storage and for use as teaching tool.
Dartmouth President Phil Hanlon said late last month that the murals were “incompatible” with the college’s values.