A Virginia school district is considering a slew of progressive icons as candidates to become the new namesake of T.C. Williams High School, whose football team was the subject of the hit film Remember the Titans.
In Nov. 2020, the Alexandria City Public Schools Board unanimously voted to change the school’s name because its namesake, Thomas Chambliss Williams, was a segregationist. Community activists initiated calls for a name change following the death of George Floyd at the hands of the police.
The district introduced a poll that allows students and members of the community to nominate new names for the school. Among the choices are “George Floyd Memorial High School,” “Kamala Harris High School,” and “Megan Markle High School.”
A district spokesperson told the Washington Free Beacon that all name suggestions that fit the school board’s criteria will be included in the poll. “In an effort to be inclusive,” the district is “including all names that align with the school board policy on renaming in the initial poll,” the spokesperson said.- READ MORE
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