Monday, January 5, 2009

NPR on the Justice Department's Murals

National Public Radio is running a story today on the Depression-era murals in U.S. Department of Justice Building in Washington. The print version, with a slide show, commences:
The Justice Department headquarters building has more than 50 murals on its walls. Painted during the Great Depression, they aimed to show how law and justice could improve lives. As Justice Department tour guide Winifred Hart once put it, "We drip symbolism in this building. This building is a sermon, a hymn to justice."

That hymn includes verses that are progressive, controversial and even radical . . . .
The rest is here.