Names will be removed from 2 University of Montevallo campus buildings

Names will be removed from 2 University of Montevallo campus buildings
Formerly named Comer Hall (Source: University of Montevallo)

MONTEVALLO, Ala. (WBRC) - The University of Montevallo Board of Trustees voted Tuesday to remove the names of two campus buildings.

The removal, decided during a virtual meeting, followed a lengthy study by a trustee-led working group to examine UM’s campus building names over the past few months.

The board voted to remove the names of Comer Hall and Bibb Graves Hall.

Both buildings were named after former Alabama governors from the early 1900′s who were staunch supporters of segregation and white supremacy.

Formerly named Bibb Graves Hall
Formerly named Bibb Graves Hall (Source: University of Montevallo)

UM President Dr. John W. Stewart III formed the working group in June in response to concerns over the names of some buildings around the country and on the UM campus.

A separate working group will be formed to review the naming criteria for buildings on the UM campus.

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