Here’s history behind candidates in running to replace controversial name of CMS school

Here’s history behind candidates in running to replace controversial name of CMS school

CHARLOTTE — The man which the Barringer Academic Center was named after has Confederate ties and now the community is weighing in on changing the school’s name.

There are only a few more days to vote on a name for the school in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools district.

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The community has been given three remarkable candidates to choose from: T.J. Reddy, Charles H. Parker and Judy Williams.

>> In the video at the top of this page, anchor Damany Lewis examines the three historic finalists being considered.

CMS to discuss fate of Barringer Academic Center’s name