Rename T.C. Williams High School in Honor of Petey Jones
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In light of current events regarding race in the United States, Alexandria City residents and ACPS have started to debate changing the name of T.C. Williams High School. For those who do not know, T.C. is named after Thomas Chambliss Williams. Thomas Chambliss Williams was an extremely vocal segregationist and advocated against the integration of black and white students in the school system. Given the school's stature on the national level as an early success story of integration, we agree and believe the name should be changed. Additionally, we believe the name should be changed to honor one of the men who participated in giving the school that reputation, and who worked as a longtime employee at T.C. Williams High School. Petey Jones died in 2019 of prostate cancer. We believe that T.C. Williams should be renamed after him. Please sign this petition if you agree.
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