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Protesters ask for name changes and end to racism at Hanover County Public Schools

About 100 Hanover County students, parents and teachers protested outside a School Board meeting Tuesday, saying racism is present in the school system’s culture and demanding new names for Lee-Davis High School and Stonewall Jackson Middle School as the board met in closed session to discuss a lawsuit over the school names.

In May, a judge dismissed the Hanover NAACP’s lawsuit to change the name of the two schools, ruling it could not proceed because the statute of limitations had expired. Robert Barnette, the president of the group, said the NAACP is considering an appeal.



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