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Tempe to discuss renaming colleges, parks, streets with KKK ties

The metropolis of Tempe might quickly be altering the names of a few of its colleges, streets and parks after analysis performed by metropolis workers discovered a hyperlink to Klu Klux Klan members.

In an e mail, the Tempe Elementary School District knowledgeable dad and mom Friday that a number of colleges, parks, streets and historic properties in Tempe are named after individuals who had been members of the KKK.

“This local KKK chapter was believed to have been primarily focused on anti-Catholic activity, and specifically against Catholic teachers in public schools,” the e-mail mentioned.

The discovery was made after analysis was performed by the Tempe History Museum workers utilizing information from the Arizona Historical Society and the Phoenix Public Library, the City of Tempe said in a news release Friday.

Three of the district’s colleges are named after KKK members, together with Gililland Middle School, Hudson Elementary School, and Laird School.

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