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#ChangetheName! is a group comprised of students and staff and anyone dedicated to changing the name of Patrick Henry High School, a school that was named after a prominent slave-owner! Patrick Henry High School, located in Minneapolis, MN., has an enrollment of approximately 90% students of color. It is 2017 and many of the students and staff believe naming a school after anyone who believed in holding other humans in bondage is an absolutely cruel and humiliating practice and should be stopped! The students at Patrick Henry are working to educate their peers, staff and community members about the damaging effects of upholding racist and oppressive figures.

The students are following the lead of many others who have spoken out against similar injustices, including those at newly named Justice Page Middle School in South Minneapolis, a school that was previously named after Alexander Ramsey, a former Minnesota governor who called for the extermination of the Dakota people.


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"To change the name of the school will not only requires great minds, compassionate hearts and strong action but it will also require a significant amount of money. Our goal is to raise $20,000 to make the needed changes to the school building, including signs, murals and athletic equipment. Please support our effort to #ChangetheName! of Patrick Henry High School to a name that accurately reflects the conscious minds and anti-oppressive beliefs of the students it embodies!" - Thank you, #ChangetheName!


Other Interesting Press Regarding Patrick Henry Students:

US Hip Hop Coalition - ChangetheName Holds Walkout and Protest at Minneapolis School District Headquarters

Camden News - ChangetheName Asks Students Staff and Henry High School Community Whats In a Name

North News - Semaj Renkin Wants His Schools Name Changed (Nov2016)

Minnpost - Attacking Aspiration Gap Helps Catapult New Names To Top High Schools List

Minnpost - Minneapolis Patrick Henry Called 3rd Best High School In Minnesota

US News - Best High Schools Minnesota Minneapolis Public School District Henry Senior High

Patrick Henry High - Mpls Graduation Rates On The Rise with Patrick Henry High School At The Top

City Pages Patrick Henry What A North Side Public School Can Teach Minnesota

Pay Scale USA - Salaries At Patrick Henry High School Minneapolis, MN


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