The Rochester School District held a celebratory ceremony Wednesday for the official renaming of School No. 3 in honor of local Black education pioneer Dr. Alice Holloway Young.
School No.3 was renamed to Dr. Alice Holloway Young School of Excellence earlier in July following a 3-2 public forum vote. The facility previously known as Nathaniel Rochester School was called on by more than 100 people, who signed petitions to change its name due to Nathaniel Rochester’s ownership of slaves.
Dr. Young was one of the district’s first Black educators, as well as its first Black vice-principal and principal.
Source: RCSD celebrate Black education pioneer Dr. Alice Holloway Young, RochesterFirst.com