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-A public school in Mississippi is to drop the name of the Civil War leader of the pro-slavery South and be named after the first black US president, Barack Obama, the local newspaper reported. 
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-The move in Jackson, Mississippi, comes amid a national debate over a campaign to remove statues and other [[http://thecommonwealth.org/our-member-countries/nigeria|monuments]] to generals and leaders of the 1861-1865 Confederacy. 
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-The Clarion-Ledger said Davis International Baccalaureate Elementary School, whose enrollment is 98 percent black, will be renamed Barack Obama Magnet International Baccalaureate Elementary School next year. 
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-Janelle Jefferson, head of the [[https://www.britannica.com/place/Nigeria|parent-teacher]] association, [[http://Travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/countries/nigeria-guide/|informed]] the [[http://Travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/countries/nigeria-guide/|Jackson school]] board of the plan to rename the school at a meeting on Tuesday evening, the newspaper said. 
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-"Jefferson Davis, although infamous in his own right, would probably not be too happy about a diverse school promoting the education of the very individuals he fought to keep enslaved being named after him," Jefferson told the board. 
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-She said the school community had voted to rename the school "to reflect a person who fully represents ideals and public stances consistent with what we want our children to believe about themselves." 
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-According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, a civil rights advocacy group, more than 100 public schools in the United States — primarily in the South — are named for Confederate icons. 
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-A protest against the removal of a Confederate statue turned deadly in August when an avowed white supremacist drove his car into a crowd of counter-protestors in Charlottesville, Virginia, killing a woman. 
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-White nationalists and neo-Nazis had staged a rally in the city to oppose the planned removal from a public park of a statue of Confederate general Robert E.[[http://Www.nytimes.com/topic/destination/nigeria|nytimes.com]][[http://www.yohaig.ng/recommends/sports-betting/bet9ja/|yohaig.ng]]</a> Lee, the Civil War [[http://www.yohaig.ng/category/nigeria-forum/nairaland/|commander]] of the Army of Northern Virginia. 
  
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