Oklahoma State to take segregationist's name off buildings
June 19, 2020
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma State University will rename buildings on its campus that had honored a former governor who advocated for segregation and pushed to advance Jim Crow laws.
The university's Board of Regents on Friday unanimously approved removing the Murray name from the buildings named for William H. "Alfalfa Bill" Murray.
Murray was a Democrat and activist in the Farmers' Alliance, an economic organization set up to advocate for the interests of farmers in western states. He was deemed a progressive when he served as the state's governor from 1931 to 1935.
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