Tuesday, July 14, 2020
NAACP To Pursue Changing Name Of C.B. Aycock High School

NAACP To Pursue Changing Name Of C.B. Aycock High School

Could a new name be in the future for a Wayne County high school?

Sylvia Barnes, the President of the Goldsboro-Wayne NAACP, has confirmed to Goldsboro Daily News the organization is hoping to change the name of Charles B. Aycock High School.

The local NAACP chapter is not giving much more information on the matter at this time as the group is just starting to coordinate the effort.

Charles B. Aycock was born in Wayne County in 1859.  He was the 50th Governor of North Carolina from 1901 to 1905.  Aycock is known for his support and improvements to North Carolina’s public school system.  He also preached white supremacist ideology, which has led to the removal of Aycock’s name and likeness from facilities across the state in recent years.

  • Taxpayer

    Are they willing to pay for 100% of the expenses required to do so? WCPS are already $5 mil in the hole.

  • Ryan Parker

    This is wrong you learn from history not try and change it. From the black persons I have talked to said they went to Charles B. Aycock and he never did anything to them. Look up this lady on Facebook (Peggy Hubbard) she will tell you like it is seems to be a great lady. If the ones wanting the change names and tear down history had to pay for it out of their pockets it would not happen. I have never been a slave don’t know anyone who has been a slave. You learn from history you do not change it. I do not owe anyone any thing go out and earn it. All this stealing and burning how is that helping? Charles B. Aycock was known to be the education governor for both Blacks and Whites.