News Topic

AHA in the News


State & Local (US)

AHA executive director Jim Grossman was quoted in a Washington Times article by Sean Salai on DC Public Schools’ plans to rename Brent Elementary School, which is named after Robert Brent, the first mayor of Washington, DC. The school is being renamed as part of DCPS’s goal to remove the names of slaveholders and segregationists from its buildings. “People lead complicated lives, and Brent’s life included many important and worthy accomplishments,” Grossman said. “At the same time, when we put someone’s name on a public building, we are making a statement to our children, to visitors and others about our community’s values and what makes someone worthy of public honor.”