- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 14, 2016

ATLANTA (AP) - The Atlanta Board of Education is considering changing the name of a middle school named after a segregationist former Georgia governor.

WSB-TV (https://2wsb.tv/2hwtcgA ) reports that school board Chairman Courtney English has assembled a committee to take input from the community over possibly changing the name of Brown Middle School. Founded in 1923, the southwest Atlanta school is named after Joseph E. Brown, Georgia’s governor during the Civil War.

English formed the committee after some parents asked for the name to be changed.

The seven-member committee will be taking input from the community at dates that have yet to be announced. It will also be examining how much the name change would cost and what the new name could be.

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Information from: WSB-TV, https://www.wsbtv.com/index.html

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