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Benton Mural Under Fire at IU

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Benton Mural Under Fire at IU

Benton Mural Under Fire at IU

Benton Mural Under Fire at IU

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In 1933, Midwestern artist Thomas Hart Benton painted one of his famous murals for Indiana University. Today, black students are protesting a scene that depicts a Ku Klux Klan rally. The students say it's a painful image and should be removed. Defenders say it honestly reflects a regrettable part of the Hoosier State's history. Will Murphy of member station WFIU reports.

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