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A Virginia school board has restored honoring confederate names despite criticism from community

A Virginia school board has now become the first in the United States to restore buildings honoring the names of confederate generals.

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According to reports, Shenandoah County, Virginia school board voted this week to restore the names on buildings otherwise honoring some of America’s most notorious and infamous generals.

NBC notes that the following votes took place to replace the names of Mountain View High School and instead it will be Stonewall Jackson High School and Honey Run Elementary School to Ashby-Lee Elementary School. A group called Coaliitiom for Better School was behind a campaign to have the names reinstated in an effort to honor the people who helped shape some America’s darkest points in history.

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