Hampton NAACP branch reacts to Shenandoah school board vote to restore Confederate names


The Hampton Branch of NAACP is reacting after the Shenandoah County School board voted to restore the original names of two schools to honor Confederate leaders on Friday. 

 “I’m upset, but I’m not surprised,” said Gaylene Kanoyton, the president of the Hampton Branch of the NAACP. 

Four years ago, a different group of school board members voted to change Stonewall Jackson High School to Mountain View High School, and Ashby Lee Elementary School to Honey Run Elementary School. In a five-to-one vote, the current school board voted to reverse that vote. 

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