Man Who Painted Native American School Mural In 1975 Offers To Cover It

From the Associated Press — The man who painted a mural of an American Indian at a school gym in 1975 says he’s willing to cover it up if the western Michigan district drops the Indians nickname. The superintendent and school board president in Saugatuck say it’s time to reexamine it. The 800-student district discussed the issue Monday during a school board meeting held by video conference. John Fox, a member of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi, painted the mural decades ago. He says he’d paint a new logo at no charge. The board didn’t take a vote Monday. Meanwhile, the Clinton district is dropping the Redskins nickname after the NFL’s Washington Redskins did the same.