Amid the wave of protests that developed in the aftermath of the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police officers, is the re-examination of the relevance of the various monuments to the confederacy that dot the American southern landscape, including whether having those names on a building used for public education. About 100 public schools in the United States are named after Confederate leaders, most commonly Robert E. Lee.
School districts across the South have been grappling with the controversy surrounding these names of Civil War stalwarts affixed to their buildings. And several have elected to replace these names, including Houston ISD, Lee becoming Margaret Long Wisdom and San Antonio where the former Robert E. Lee High School became Legacy of Educational Excellence (L.E.E.) High School,