Barack Obama Elementary School, Richmond, Virginia

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Barack Obama Elementary School is an elementary school in Richmond, Virginia, named after the U.S. President Barack Obama.

Naming[edit]

The schools was formerly named J. E. B Stuart Elementary after the Confederate Army general J. E. B. Stuart, its name was changed in 2018 to remove the historical reference to the Confederacy. The school board voted to rename the school in June 2018.[1][2]

The renaming of the school is expected to cost $26,000[3]. To help pay for these costs, Richmond Public Schools launched a t-shirt fundraiser and raised $40,894[4].

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Virginia School Drops Confederate General's Name in Favor of Obama's". Retrieved 2018-06-26.
  2. ^ "Richmond renaming school after Obama, scrapping Confederate general's name". CBS News. Retrieved 2018-06-26.
  3. ^ Mattingly, Justin (July 16, 2018). "How will Richmond Public Schools pay for J.E.B. Stuart school renaming? Obama T-shirts". Richmond Times-Dispatch. Retrieved 2019-02-26.
  4. ^ "Barack Obama Elementary School | Bonfire". Bonfire. July 16, 2018. Retrieved 2019-02-26.

Coordinates: 37°34′25″N 77°26′08″W / 37.573719°N 77.435673°W / 37.573719; -77.435673