Nearly 200 Schools Are Named For Confederate Leaders. Is It Time To Rename Them?
The backlash against public use of Confederate flags has built quickly since nine parishioners were gunned down inside a South Carolina church last week.
But what about the other symbols of the Confederacy that live on in our everyday lives? What, for example, about the dozens of elementary, middle and high schools that bear the names of prominent Confederate leaders?
There are at least 188 such public and public charter schools nationwide, according to an analysis of federal data published by the Web site Vocativ. Many, but not all, are in the South.