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Post Office Mural Depicting ‘Cruel’ Native Americans Sparks Debate In N.H. Town

The mural was commissioned by the Women’s Club of Durham in 1959.
Photo by Jason Moon for NHPR

At the center of this month’s turmoil in Charlottesville is a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee.

While New Hampshire isn’t seeing much debate over old confederate monuments, at a post office in Durham, a 1950’s-era mural is raising questions about race and another uncomfortable chapter from our nation’s history.

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