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Dabney S. Lancaster

Update: WSLS also has the story up now. This provides a bit more detail than the article linked above.

Just west of Lexington, good things are happening:

Dabney S. Lancaster didn’t own slaves—he lived much too late—but he was a staunch segregationist. He was once quoted as saying, “We’ll fight it from the housetops, from the street corners, in every possible way. We are going to maintain our way of life.”

Surely, if a local community college can change a name based on this—a college with a mere fraction of the resources or the University in Lexington—can make such changes, W&L can remove the name of an actual traitor, racist, and slave owner from it’s own name. Surely right?

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