Virginia Commonwealth University announced this week that it may rename several buildings on campus over their ties to figures that were associated with the Confederacy. At least six buildings on campus have been targeted for renaming over concerns about their ties to the Confederacy.
According to a local NBC report, Virginia Commonwealth University may rename several buildings on campus over their namesakes’ ties to the Confederacy.
The rebranding campaign was prompted by an internal investigation into “symbols of the Confederacy, racism, slavery, white supremacy and other items of an exclusionary nature that existed on VCU’s campuses.” In a statement, the university said that its campus is “dominated” by symbols and references to the Confederacy.
A commemorative landscape is a space held by a community to remember, celebrate, memorialize and honor people and events of the past with a significant impact on that community. At present, our commemorative landscape is dominated