School honouring Confederate general renamed Barack Obama Elementary

School honouring Confederate general renamed Barack Obama ElementaryAn elementary school in Richmond, Virginia has changed its name from that of a Confederate-era general to the nations first black president, Barack Obama. The Richmond Public School Board voted six to one to change the name of J.E.B. Stuart Elementary School, named after a Civil War general who fought to keep slavery in the American South, to Barack Obama Elementary School. Approximately 95 per cent of the school’s students identify as African-American and the name was chosen from seven finalists, which included options to honour civil rights activists Barbara Jones, Henry Marsh, and Oliver Hill.


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