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Confronting history: W&M Board of Visitors split on ‘imperatives’ to rename buildings at the college

After the death of George Floyd, a black man in Minneapolis who died after a white officer pressed a knee on his neck, the university created a task force, the Principles of Naming and Renaming Working Group, to rename buildings, spaces or structures and to add other markers on campus with historical context to be more inclusive.

W&M’s Board of Visitors on Monday heard an update from Warren Buck, chairman of the task force, about the group’s progress so far.

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