District considering removing Confederate’s name from school

CHARLOTTE, NC (AP) — Leaders of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools want to rid a high school of a Confederate general’s name and replace it with the name of a pioneering civil rights attorney.

The Charlotte Observer reported Monday that the school is Zebulon B. Vance High School.

School officials told the Observer that Superintendent Earnest Winston will recommend to the school board that the school be renamed in honor of attorney Julius Chambers.

Chambers is best known as the lawyer who argued a landmark school desegregation case.

It had mandated countywide busing to integrate the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools.

The renaming could be approved by the board at its planned meeting Tuesday night.

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