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Meredith College Renames Building Tied To White Supremacy :: WRAL.com

– Meredith College announced Wednesday that the school will rename Joyner Hall, a college building named after a man with ties to white supremacy.

“The racist ideas that James Yadkin Joyner, who served as a trustee for 55 years, championed throughout his life are contrary to the mission, vision and values ​​of Meredith College,” reads the announcement, which has already sent to students, employees and alumni, read.

According to Meredith College, Joyner was involved in unequal funding of schools based on race. Meredith’s board of directors voted in March to rename the building.

Meredith College was built between 1925 and 1926. As part of the school’s anti-racism initiative, Meredith’s board of trustees began working with historians, scholars, diversity consultants, and representatives of the faculty, staff, and alumni to review building names in 2020.

Signs with QR codes will also be placed in front of each named building on campus so visitors can read where the name comes from.

Joyner Hall’s new name has not been announced.

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