Canton High name change effort fails

Published: Nov. 14, 2023 at 10:56 PM CST
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CANTON, Miss. (WLBT) - Some of you wanted to change the name of Canton High School to Canton-Rogers High School.

It’s an effort to honor a prominent African-American educator from the days before integration.

The name change came up for a vote at tonight’s Canton Public School District meeting.

The vote was 2 to 2, with one board member absent, so Canton High School’s name will not change to reflect Professor Rogers.

Greg Cotton, a Canton citizen, says he started the effort in March.

He says he will try the name change again at the next board meeting.

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