San Francisco officials are seeking to rename at least 44 schools whose names have potential ties to slavery, genocide and colonization, per the San Francisco Chronicle.
The San Francisco School Names Advisory Committee set a list of criteria for renaming schools named after individuals who, among other things, were directly involved in the colonization of people, slave owners or participants in slavery, anyone known for racist or white supremacist beliefs and anyone who exploited workers, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.
Among schools proposed to receive a name change?
Abraham Lincoln High School. Lincoln was the 16th president of the U.S. and presided over the country during the Civil War. Lincoln is perhaps best known for the Emancipation Proclamation which freed enslaved Americans. However, he was added to the list based on his treatment of Native Americans, per the report. (RELATED: Boston Arts Commission Votes To Remove Abraham Lincoln Statue)