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SUNY New Paltz president: Buildings named for slaveholding families should be renamed

SUNY New Paltz president: Buildings named for slaveholding families should be renamed

“These buildings were named for the original Huguenot patentees who were the first European settlers in New Paltz,” wrote college president Donald Christian. “Like other Europeans who settled in New York and other mid-Atlantic states, they enslaved Africans. The campus building names have been contentious on campus for many years, and official action to review them was long overdue.”