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High Museum to restore, display Talladega murals

ATLANTA (AP) - Atlanta's High Museum of Art is teaming up with Talladega College in Alabama to restore, research and exhibit the school's renowned Talladega murals.

The murals by Hale Aspacio Woodruff were commissioned in 1938 to commemorate the 1867 founding of Talladega College and to celebrate its success as 1 of the nation's first all-black colleges.

The six canvases show efforts to resist slavery and moments in the college's history.

The murals will undergo conservation at the Atlanta Art Conservation Center and will be presented to a national audience for the first time.

"Rising Up: Hale Woodruff's Murals at Talladega College" will be on view at the High from June 2 to Sept. 2, 2012. They will then travel to the Indianapolis Museum of Art and other museums.

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