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Oklahoma State to remove segregationists' name from building


STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma State University's governing board plans to vote Friday to remove the name Murray from a building at the school's Stillwater campus, ending its affiliation with a governor who advocated for segregation and pushed to advance Jim Crow laws, officials said.

University President Burns Hargis sent a letter to the board of regents on Wednesday recommending that the school rename the building that pays homage to Oklahoma's ninth governor, William H. "Alfalfa Bill" Murray.

The vote will likely be a formality as the regents chairman, Tucker Link, joined Hargis in...

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