- Associated Press - Thursday, February 18, 2016

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) - Trustees at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro are the latest to decide whether to rename a building remembering a governor who promoted education but also led white supremacist campaigns at the turn of the 20th century.

UNC-Greensboro trustees are expected to decide at their meetings Thursday or Friday whether to rename a 1,600-seat auditorium honoring Gov. Charles Aycock, who led the state from 1901 to 1905.

Duke University and East Carolina University have dropped Aycock’s name from campus buildings in the past two years.

Aycock is one of two North Carolinians honored with a statue in the U.S. Capitol building. His likeness will be replaced with the Rev. Billy Graham after the 97-year-old evangelist’s death.

The University of North Carolina’s Chapel Hill campus has dropped the name of 19th century Ku Klux Klan leader William Saunders from a classroom building. The building now housing the geography department has been renamed Carolina Hall.

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