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Rights group sues Virginia school district over Confederate names

By Tyler Clifford
June 11, 2024 6:08 PM EDT Updated 3 hours ago

June 11 (Reuters) - Virginia's chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People filed a federal lawsuit on Tuesday against a school district that restored the names of Confederate generals at two public schools.

The move by Shenandoah County Public School sends a message of "Black inferiority and subjugation," the complaint filed by the NAACP chapter in the U.S. District Court in Virginia said.

The civil rights organization accuses the school board of violating the First and 14th amendments of the U.S. Constitution, as well as the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Equal Educational Opportunities Act.

In 2020, the school board was the first in the U.S. to agree to strip the names of Confederate generals - those of Robert E. Lee, Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson and Turner Ashby - from schools. The board overturned that decision on May 10, again naming a high school after Jackson and drawing on the names of Ashby and Lee for an elementary school.


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