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Ann Rice O'Hanlon & The Memorial Hall Mural: Introduction


Ann Rice O'Hanlon is the artist who in 1934 completed the The Mural in Memorial Hall on the University of Kentucky campus. Over the years, the Mural has been the topic of discussion concerning the depiction of African Americans during slavery and post-Civil War.  This research guide has been developed to further document the history of The Mural, the artist, and the controversy about the mural and reactions to the complaints.

Ann Rice O'Hanlon - The Mural

Lexington Herald-Leader Photograph, used with permission by the Lexington Herald-Leader


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