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Virginia school named after Confederate general to be renamed after Obama

Virginia school named after Confederate general to be renamed after Obama
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J.E.B Stuart Elementary School in Richmond, Virginia, will be renamed Barack Obama Elementary, reports WRIC. The name change follows a six to one vote in favor by the Richmond Public School Board on Monday. J.E.B Stuart was a Confederate general during the Civil War. School board members say they want to change the name of the school to better promote inclusion within the community. In the lead-up to the vote, there were three contenders for the name of the school: Northside, Wishtree, and, the ultimate winner, Barack Obama.

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