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Posted August 15. 2017 1:17PM

Post Office mural depicting 'cruel' Native Americans sparks debate in NH post Charlottesville turmoil

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This panel, titled “'Cruel Adversity,' has been a hot topic in Durham. Officials hope the post office will add interpretive text to contextualize the image. (KIMBERLEY HAAS/Union Leader Correspondent)

At the center of the weekend's turmoil in Charlottesville is a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee. White nationalists were in the city over the weekend to protest plans to remove that statue, and counter-protesters were there to oppose them. While New Hampshire isn't seeing much debate over old confederate monuments, at a post office in Durham, a 1950's-era mural is raising questions about another uncomfortable part of our nation's history.