University of Notre Dame administrators are feeling the heat over their decision to place a shroud over 12 historic murals dating back to the 1880s that portray explorer Christopher Columbus arriving in America.
Located in the university’s Main Building under its famous “Golden Dome," the murals have been a lightning rod for activists since November 2017. That’s when a letter published in the university’s student newspaper called them “a highly problematic vision of Western triumphalism, Catholic militarism, and an overly romantic notion of American expansion.”
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