Clemson Faculty Again Call For Renaming Tillman Hall

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CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) Some of Clemson University’s faculty have renewed their call for the school to remove the name of a white supremacist and former governor from one of the campus’ best-known buildings.

The Faculty Senate posted two letters on its website saying renaming Tillman Hall would send a strong message that the university is against violent racists whether it’s the man accused of killing nine black churchgoers last month in Charleston or the namesake of the building, former Gov. Ben Tillman.

The letters come after Gov. Nikki Haley called for the Confederate flag to be removed from the grounds of the South Carolina Statehouse in the wake of the shootings.

Clemson has resisted previous calls to rename Tillman Hall. Trustees did approve a resolution supporting the removal of the Confederate flag.

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