Two San Francisco-area elementary schools named after a pair of Founding Fathers who owned slaves will get new names after a school board approved a Black Lives Matter resolution last week, according to a report.
The Berkeley Unified School District Board unanimously endorsed the measure on Wednesday amid renewed efforts nationwide to take a second look at monuments and buildings honoring controversial figures.
George Washington not only served as the first president of the United States, but he also commanded the Continental Army during the American Revolution (1775–83) and presided over the convention that drafted the U.S. Constitution.
Thomas Jefferson, was the draftsman of the Declaration of Independence of the United States and the nation’s first secretary of state (1789–94) and second vice president (1797–1801) and, as the third president (1801–09), the statesman responsible for the Louisiana Purchase. An early advocate of total separation of church and state, he also was the founder and architect of the University of Virginia and the most eloquent American proponent of individual freedom as the core meaning of the American Revolution.
It seems that people have outrage and do not know anything about history.
Did they own slaves? Yes, but everyone did it was commonplace and part of life back then. But looking at their accomplishments, they set the ground work for a country where African Americans would be free.
It is the people of this ilk that also want statues to be removed. A statue is a marker of history of our country or a geographic region. To remove them is moving a teaching point of that event for generations to come.
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