Slaveowner policy causes school to change name from George Washington to Charles Drew

December 1997
Jet;12/01/97, Vol. 93 Issue 2, p24
Focuses on a vote by school officials and parents at the former George Washington Elementary School in New Orleans to change the name of the school because Washington owned slaves. The city policy adopted in 1992 which agreed to rename schools that were named after slaveholders; Renaming of the school after Dr. Charles Richard Drew, a black surgeon who developed methods to preserve blood plasma.


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