Oklahoma school swapping Robert E. Lee name for another Lee


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma City education officials say a local school will no longer be named after Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee, but one school board member said the new name amounts to "a slap in the face" to black residents.

The Oklahoma City School Board agreed Monday to change the names of three elementary schools named after Confederate generals. Among them was Lee Elementary School, which will be renamed after Oklahoma philanthropist Adelaide Lee.

"You are going to keep the name Lee on the building when it was named after a Confederate general Lee," said Charles Henry, a black boa...

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