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College of William and Mary Renames Buildings That Honored Confederates or Segregationists

The College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, has renamed three buildings and a department that currently honor supporters of the Confederacy or Jim Crow segregation.

William & Mary will rename Taliaferro Hall, a dormitory on campus. William Booth Taliaferro was rector of the university and a general in the Confederate army. The residence hall will now honor Hulon L. Willis Sr., who was the first Black student to enroll at William & Mary. Willis graduated in 1956.

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