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UK President Releases Recommendations for Covered Mural

University of Kentucky

University of Kentucky officials plan to unveil a controversial mural and surround it with other works of art that provide more context of the school's history.

News outlets report that President Eli Capilouto announced the plans for the artwork Thursday.

Last November, the university ordered that the Great Depression-era mural that features black workers toiling in a tobacco field to be covered up. The action came after students made their opposition known. Capilouto appointed a task force to decide its future.

The task force has recommended that the mural be unveiled and surrounded by other works of art that Capilouto says will provide a larger narrative of the university's history.

Capilouto also released five "pillars" to improve campus diversity, which include creating a core class on race and ethnicity.