Posted on November 17, 2022

2 Alabama Schools to Strip Confederate Namesakes

Sareen Habeshian, Axios, November 12, 2022

Two high schools in Montgomery, Alabama, will remove the namesakes of Confederate leaders.

Driving the news: The Montgomery County Board of Education voted 5-2 Thursday to give new names to Robert E Lee High School and Jefferson Davis High School {snip}

  • The first will become the Dr. Percy Julian High School and the other will be called JAG High School, an acronym for civil rights movement figures Judge Frank Johnson, the Rev. Ralph Abernathy and the Rev. Robert Graetz.


{snip} The schools opened in the 1950s and 1960s with a mostly white student population. But now more than 85% of students are African American {snip}