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UPenn Students Remove Picture of Shakespeare to Add Inclusivity

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By    |   Monday, 12 Dec 2016 04:31 PM

A group of students at the University of Pennsylvania have removed a prominent picture of William Shakespeare from the English Department's headquarters and replaced it with a picture of Audre Lorde, a black female author whose work focuses on women's issues and civil rights.

The English Department voted to remove the Shakespeare portrait years ago in an effort at inclusivity, but never actually removed the portrait, so students took matters into their own hands, The Daily Pennsylvanian reported.

Department chair Jed Esty said in an email statement that the portrait of Shakespeare was "delivered" to his office.

A photograph of the picture of Lorde on the Daily Pennsylvanian website appears to show a collage of pieces of smaller paper taped to the wall where the Shakespeare portrait once hung.

Esty said the picture of Lorde will stay until he and his colleagues come to an agreement on how to proceed. The department will "initiate an open and collaborative conversation among students, faculty, and employees in English to come up with ideas for that public space," he said.

A "working group" from various departments made up of faculty and students will monitor the process.

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A group of students at the University of Pennsylvania have removed a prominent picture of William Shakespeare from the English Department's headquarters and replaced it with a picture of Audre Lorde, a black female author whose work focuses on women's issues and civil rights.
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