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Mary Lou Goertzen (born 1929) is an American artist and activist.

Mary Lou and her late husband, Ernie are featured in the documentary short, " Kind, True and Necessary" a 2005 film by James Knight.

The mural, "The Community Educates Its Children" was painted in 1955 at the Henderson Community School in Henderson, Nebraska. The school, now known as the Heartland Community School, has been under media attention during the early part of 2009 due to the controversy between the school board and the citizens of Henderson to remove the mural. Initially, the school board canvassed the students and determined that the midcentury modern work was "outdated." Then, the school board advised that a new mural would be a way to promote school spirit.[1] After an outpouring of support from the community, the board has not determined the Goertzen mural's fate.[2]

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