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.