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Hanover asked to rename schools honoring Confederate leaders

Posted at 11:55 PM, Jun 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-09 23:59:28-04

HANOVER COUNTY, Va. -- Hanover School leaders are being asked again to rename schools that honor Confederate leaders.

The school board met virtually on Tuesday night for a business meeting, but protesters gathered outside the school board office demanding change.

Demonstrators specifically want school leaders to change the names of Lee-Davis high school and Stonewall Jackson middle school.

In May a federal judge dismissed a lawsuit filed by the Hanover County NAACP challenging the use of Confederate names and imagery at the schools.

CBS 6 reached out to the Hanover School Board for comment about today's protest but have not heard back.