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Naval Academy To Discuss 2 Buildings Named For Confederates

September 11th, 2017 by WCBC Radio

A panel on memorials at the U.S. Naval Academy will discuss whether two buildings on the campus grounds should remain named after two American naval officers who fought for the Confederacy, the academy's superintendent said Monday.

Vice Adm. Ted Carter, who briefed the academy's Board of Visitors about the building names at a meeting at the Library of Congress, said the academy's Memorial Oversight Committee will be looking into the issue, which has been raised in the aftermath of a white-nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, that erupted into deadly violence.

"Where we are right now, there is not a move to make an immediate change, but there is ongoing dialogue," Carter told The Associated Press in an interview during a break at the meeting.

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