Author sues to stop removal of controversial Kentucky mural

Published: Jul. 6, 2020 at 7:42 PM EDT
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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Award-winning Kentucky writer Wendell Berry and his wife have sued the University of Kentucky to try to stop the removal of a mural that has been the object of protest for its depictions of Black people and Native Americans.

University President Eli Capilouto announced last month that the mural would be coming down.

The suit says the federal government gave the state limited rights to the artwork and those rights transfer back to the federal government if the state chooses to no longer display it.

The university said in a statement that removing the mural is necessary for the community to heal.

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