T.C. Williams High School, which is famous for its role in the popular Disney movie “Remember The Titans,” might soon be renamed “Kamala Harris High School.”
The Alexandria City School Board made a unanimous vote to get rid of Williams’ name because he supported segregation while serving as superintendent of the Alexandria, Virginia school system.
According to the school, Williams was a “staunch segregationist whose views could not have been more inconsistent with the vibrant, diverse and inclusive place we know today.”
Students are now given the opportunity to vote on a replacement name through an online poll on the school’s website. One of the options for the new name is “Kamala Harris High School.”
Other options for the new name include “George Floyd Memorial High School” and “Ruth Bader Ginsburg High School.” The school board is reportedly planning on narrowing down the list to six finalists by April.
The Board also announced plans to change the name of Matthew Maury Elementary School. Maury was a Confederate naval officer widely considered to be the founder of modern oceanography.
The name change is set to take effect at the start of the 2021 fall semester. It will reportedly cost the school district $330,000.