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Board to discuss 3 Confederate-named Oklahoma schools

Board to discuss 3 Confederate-named Oklahoma schools
Posted at 10:08 AM, May 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-11 11:08:12-04

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Three Oklahoma City schools named after Confederate generals could get new names next week.

The school board is to meet Monday to consider renaming Lee, Jackson Enterprise and Stand Watie elementary schools, which are named after Confederate generals Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson and Isaac Stand Watie.

The Oklahoman reports that committees made up of community members, school staff and parents recommended two names for each school. The suggestions have not been revealed.

The board voted in October to rename the schools following violent protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the removal of a Confederate statue.

The Tulsa school board recently renamed Robert E. Lee Elementary as Lee School, although critics say the change doesn't go far enough. The Tulsa board also renamed Andrew Jackson Elementary as Unity Learning Academy.

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