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Thu May 16, 2019, 08:40 AM

Nixing Dixie: College of Charleston renames its plantation 'Stono Preserve'

It’s unclear where the name Dixie Plantation came from, but it’s clear where it’s going: to history’s dustbin.

The College of Charleston has rebranded its 800-plus-acre former plantation in southern Charleston County, a change that its outgoing president said “reaffirms who we are as a university and our commitment to diversity, inclusion and community.”

The college’s Board of Trustees voted unanimously last month to support interim President Steve Osborne’s recommendation to rename Dixie Plantation as the College of Charleston at Stono Preserve.

Osborne said Wednesday — his last day as interim president before incoming President Andrew Hsu takes over — the college had discussed the name for about a year and he was a big supporter of the change.

Read more: https://www.postandcourier.com/news/nixing-dixie-college-of-charleston-renames-its-plantation-stono-preserve/article_e13e578e-765c-11e9-99b4-bbebe736d5d0.html
(Charleston Post and Courier)

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