Richmond Virginia School Drops Confederate Name In Favor Of Barack Obama

By Madison Park

A Richmond, Virginia, elementary school will switch its name from that of a Confederate general to that of the nation’s first black President.

On Monday, 06/18/18, the Richmond school board voted to rename J.E.B. Stuart Elementary as Barack Obama Elementary School, reported CNN affiliate WTVR.
Members of the school’s community submitted ideas for a new name and students at the Richmond school, which is 95% African-American according to WTVR, voted among seven choices. The top three finalists were: Barack Obama, Northside and Wishtree, the station reported.
Source: CNN

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