‘Remember the Titans’ high school to be renamed from segregationist educator
The Virginia high school that was used as the setting of Disney’s “Remember the Titans” is set to have its name changed.
The Alexandria City School Board met this week to vote on changing the names of T.C. Williams High and Matthew Maury Elementary School. The motion was passed by a 9-0 vote, reports Deadline.
T.C. Williams High, where the film was shot, gets its name from Thomas Chambliss Williams, a former superintendent who was strongly opposed to the 1954 Supreme Court decision Brown v. Board of Education.
During his time as superintendent, Williams expressed the notion that black students “learned differently” from white students and must be separated.
The elementary school was named after an oceanographer turned Confederate soldier who later tried to negotiate a slave trade with Brazil.
Renaming both schools is estimated to cost about $325,000.
Alexandria City School Board posted on Facebook that while the motion to rename the schools has indeed passed, there is no indication on what they plan to rename the schools yet.
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