Local activists have worked for decades to force school boards to change the names of schools that honor Gens. Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson and J.E.B. Stuart, as well as Jefferson Davis, president of the Confederacy, and other leaders in the South during the Civil War era.
And in many places, schools have been renamed. In Austin, for example, the school board has changed the names of more than five schools in the past several years, and in 2017, the school board in Virginia’s Fairfax County changed the name of J.E.B. Stuart High School to Justice High and is considering