LEXINGTON, N.C. (AP) – Faculty at Washington and Lee University have voted to remove Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee’s name from the school, but that doesn’t mean necessarily such a change will occur.
The motion was approved on Monday during a special video conference meeting attended by faculty members.
The recommendation was sent to the board of trustees, which would have to make any change. A school spokesperson says “there are no current plans to change” the name.
The school was named for early benefactor George Washington and Lee, who was a president of the university and is buried in a campus chapel.
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