Richmond Renaming School After Barack Obama, Scrapping Confederate General’s Name

6/21/2018

The public school board in Richmond, Virginia voted to change the name of J.E.B. Stuart Elementary School to Barack Obama Elementary School. J.E.B. Stuart was a confederate general during the American civil war who fought to keep African Americans enslaved. Barack Obama was the nation’s first African American president. The renaming follows a growing movement across the country to take down or replace monuments to the Confederacy.

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