Peace painters give public lesson
by TP staff
Aug 01, 2014 | 1293 views | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Peace mural
The completed mural on Thursday morning.  Glenn Moore/Tracy Press
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The U.S. History for English Language Learners class at Tracy High School created a mural this week depicting civil rights leaders Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Gandhi and Cesar Chavez, who campaigned for peace in their lifetimes.

Dr. Steven Drouin teaches the course and organized the effort to create the mural on a normally graffiti-covered wall in the parking lot for Hotchkiss Mortuary at West Highland Avenue and Holly Drive. The mural was conceived by students Leydi Issac Rodriguez and Gladiz Hernandez Silva, sketched by Tracy High art teacher Catherine Smutny and finally painted on the white wall.

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