Clyde Hoey Was a Racist Whose Names Still Adorns a Building at North Carolina Central University


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Two years ago students at North Carolina Central University in Durham called for the university’s board of trustees to change the official name of the Hoey Administration Building on campus. The building was named for Governor Clyde R. Hoey who served from 1937 to 1941. An online petition gathered thousands of signatures calling for a name change. This was the third time students at the university had asked the administration to consider a name change. In 1937, Governor Hoey appointed a commission to study Black education that was made up entirely of White men. That commission recommende...