Review Group Says Six Montgomery County Schools Named After Slave Owners

A new report detailing the origins of the names of all Montgomery County public schools shows that six county schools are named after slave owners. In February, MCPS launched a countywide review of the names of its school facilities after County Council President Nancy Navarro suggested Col. E. Brooke Lee Middle School be renamed because its namesake was a segregationist.  While school board members wait to hear back from a group exploring the idea for Lee, district officials decided on a broader study to review the history of school facilities’ namesakes. A committee of MCPS staff members, Montgomery County historians and student researchers from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, did the review. (Bethesda)

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