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A long-hidden mural is revealed, along with a piece of UCLA history
A long-hidden mural is revealed, along with a piece of UCLA history

As an undergraduate at UCLA in the 1970s, Helen Singleton often visited the student union building to see a mural she and six other students painted on a wall as a tribute to African American history. The artwork was a sepia-toned collage and a self-portrait of sorts, showing eight people staring at the interior of Ackerman Union, their faces and hair made up of small images of famous African Americans. After graduating in 1974, Singleton took a job on campus with UCLA Extension and over the years occasionally stopped at the mural to look at the artwork and think about her classmates. Then one day in 1992, the mural was gone. A beige wall stood in its place. "I was...

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