JMU buildings that had Confederate names now honor African Americans

“These names help us to tell a more complete history of our institution.” Jonathan Alger, president of James Madison University, on the decision to rename three buildings on campus

BY NICK ANDERSON nick.anderson@washpost.com
THE WEATHER


James Madison University has renamed three prominent buildings for African Americans who made significant contributions to the public institution in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley, culminating a process of historical reckoning that began last summer when...

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