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Rename Confederate named schools in Montgomery, Alabama.

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Robert E. Lee High School, Sidney Lanier High School, and Jefferson Davis High School are three predominantly Black schools located in the historic city of Montgomery, Alabama, home to the Civil Rights Movement. These schools are named after three Confederate leaders who believed slavery was a moral act and that African-Americans were inferior strictly due to their complexion. As a former Montgomery Public Schools student I have always wondered how students were expected to excel while attending a school named after individuals who supported the enslavement and mistreatment of their ancestors. 

It is now time for us to come together as a community and demand these schools be renamed. There is no longer a place for Confederate beliefs in our society so why should our schools be named after them? 

I ask that you sign and share this petition and help us take the first step towards a brighter future!



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