Montgomery Public Schools is moving forward with changing the names of two high schools, which are currently named for men tied to the Confederacy, as the school board has released several potential new names.
The name of Confederate President Jefferson Davis came down from a street in Montgomery and was replaced by the name of civil rights attorney, Fred D. Gray.
A renewed push has emerged to rename schools named for Confederate figures amid ongoing nationwide protests over police misconduct and racial injustice. The Southern Poverty Law Center says more than 100 public schools are named for Confederates. Many were founded during the days of segregation as all-white schools but now serve mostly African American students. The Montgomery School system has…