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Task Force Recommends John Tyler Community College Change Its Name Because Tyler Owned Slaves



by Eric Kolenich

A task force created by John Tyler Community College says the school should change its name because its eponym, the 10th president of the United States, was a slave owner and supporter of the Confederacy. The recommendation is the latest instance of a Virginia school shedding an association with the Confederacy.

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