A middle school outside Richmond is seeking suggestions for a new name. The change comes after almost a year long fight to get rid of the old one. The school is Byrd Middle in Henrico County.
Jordan Chapman first learned who Harry Byrd was from her high school history teacher.
“When we were talking about segregation and the civil rights movement, he said ‘Hey, did you know there’s a school right down the street that’s named after a segregationist.',” said Chapman.