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


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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