A Yale Scholar Connor Williams helped rename Confederate Landmarks

Military bases across the country have already received new names, in light of ongoing changes to remove Confederate references to federal property. They aren’t among the only entities getting the upgraded treatment. In fact, an entire list of landmarks will receive new names, thanks in part to research done by a Yale Scholar.

Connor Williams, a doctoral student in history and African American studies, served as lead historian of the Naming Commission. He and seven others sat on a panel that took on the Herculean task of choosing new names for various DoD properties. Read article.

Tuesday, July 4, 2023