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Leah Chase, Louis Armstrong suggested for New Orleans school building names; see full list

NOLA.com
 2021-04-28

Cover picture for the articleIf some residents have their way, Leah Chase, Louis Armstrong and Tom Benson would be honored with their names on New Orleans public school buildings in the near future. These are among 59 names that members of the public have floated as replacements for 21 school buildings flagged by a NOLA Public Schools committee for renaming because they currently give nod to slave owners, Confederate figures or segregation supporters. The suggested names also include former educators who might not be known nationally but who clearly made an impression on their students, neighbors and fellow church members.

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