CMU School of Drama

Friday, December 16, 2016

Students remove Shakespeare portrait in English dept., aiming for inclusivity

The Daily Pennsylvanian: Penn English professor and Department Chair Jed Esty was surprised to find a large portrait of William Shakespeare waiting in his office.

A group of students removed the iconic portrait from the walls of Fisher- Bennett Hall and delivered it to Esty’s office after an English Department town hall meeting discussing the election, which took place on Thursday December 1. They replaced it with a photo of Audre Lorde, a black female writer.

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