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Spotsylvania may expand mural to add diversity

Monday - 3/10/2014, 11:53am  ET

SPOTSYLVANIA, Va. (AP) -- A mural depicting Spotsylvania County's history could be expanded following criticism that it lacks diversity.

The county's Board of Supervisors is scheduled to decide Tuesday whether to add six panels depicting prominent local African-Americans and Native Americans.

The mural is located in the meeting room at the county's main government building.

A subcommittee of the Historic Preservation Commission proposed expanding the mural. The commission endorsed the proposal last month.

Subcommittee member Roger Braxton tells The Free Lance-Star (http://bit.ly/1hZL0uz ) that people need to see a representation of everyone in the county in its public buildings.

The late Sidney King painted the mural for the county in 1989.

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Information from: The Free Lance-Star, http://www.fredericksburg.com/


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