University of Alabama to consider removing Confederate name

Sep 17, 2020

 

Credit english.ua.edu

  

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.