Alabama’s Calhoun Community College to Forward Concerns Over School’s Name to State Chancellor

Calhoun Community College in north Alabama said it received concerns over the school’s name as a monument of its namesake, former U.S. Vice President John C. Calhoun, was removed in South Carolina over Calhoun’s ties to slavery.

The community college, in Tanner, Alabama, said Thursday it “received inquiries regarding the origin of its name. We also want to express that the administration here at the college is taking these concerns very seriously.”

John C. Calhoun State Junior College, which consolidated with Tennessee Valley State Technical School in 1947 to form Calhoun Community College, was named after Calhoun.

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