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University of Alabama to consider removing Confederate name

Morgan Hall
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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — University of Alabama trustees are expected to vote on a proposal to change the name of a building on the Tuscaloosa campus that is currently named after a Confederate general. 

AL.com reports that the agenda for the trustees’ meeting on Thursday includes consideration of a resolution amending the name of Morgan Hall.

The newspaper says the building houses the English department and is named for John Tyler Morgan. In addition to serving as a general in the Confederate army, Morgan was once a Grand Dragon of the Ku Klux Klan.

 

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