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Portland’s Wilson High School will be renamed after a history-making Black woman

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Portland’s Wilson High School will be renamed after a history-making Black woman

By Eder Campuzano | The Oregonian/OregonLive via

Southwest Portland’s Woodrow Wilson High School will be renamed after one of five history-making Black women chosen as finalists by a committee of students, educators and community members.

The renaming effort began in September after intense pressure from students and alumni at multiple Portland schools in the wake of a mass movement against racial injustice spurred by the death of George Floyd, a Black man killed by police in Minnesota.

Activists have long called for the renaming of Wilson High, in particular, as its namesake instituted segregation in federal government agencies and was an ally of the Ku Klux Klan.

The school’s renaming committee reached its list of finalists…

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