The Virginia high school that was used as Disney’s “Remember the Titans” setting will change its name.
The Alexandria City School Board met this week to vote on changing the names of TC Williams High and Matthew Maury Elementary School. The motion was passed by a 9-0 vote, Deadline reports.
TC Williams High, where the film was shot, is named after Thomas Chambliss Williams, a former superintendent who was strongly opposed to the 1954 Supreme Court decision Brown v. Board of Education.
During his time as superintendent, Williams expressed the notion that black students “have learned differently” from white students and should be separated.
The elementary school was named after an oceanographer who became a Confederate soldier who later tried to negotiate a slave trade with Brazil.
The renaming of the two schools is estimated to cost about $ 325,000.
Alexandria City School Board posted on Facebook that, even if the motion to rename the schools is passed, there is no indication as to what it intends to rename the schools.