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The University of New Hampshire’s Franklin Pierce School of Law is considering renaming itself due to the titular former president’s ties to slavery. So reports the Associated Press.

racism 5324926 640Pierce, the 14th president and only one to hail from New Hampshire, never owned slaves and said he was morally opposed to slavery. However, he opposed efforts to end slavery over fears it would destroy the union.

Faculty members voted in support of removal after students raised objections to the name, although the school is seeking additional input before making a final decision.

Read the full article from WGME 13.

 

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