Here, we'll look back at the racist history of JMU and the South to show how these factors affected campus culture, starting from the Jim Crow era to renaming the Confederate-named buildings on the Quad.
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Following the renaming of numerous buildings on the Quad, the JMU community expressed their opinions on the decision. The university also explained more regarding how it decided who to honor with the new names.
It's important to learn from history, and that includes the history of universities and their racist pasts.
Following feedback from a recent survey, the JMU Board of Visitors has decided to rename various buildings on campus.
JMU released a Google Form Sunday in an attempt to gather input from members of the JMU community regarding the potential name changes of buildings on campus.