Alexander Ramsey Middle School in Minneapolis is now Justice Page Middle School, following a board vote Tuesday night.
The name change follows a yearlong student-led campaign. Students involved in the effort said they didn't want to promote the legacy of Ramsey, a territorial governor who negotiated treaties with the Dakota. He called for Native people to be driven from the state during the U.S.-Dakota war.
The school's new namesake is Alan Page, the former Minnesota Viking who went on to become the first African-American justice on the Minnesota Supreme Court.
District officials said they're working on details of the name change, including updating records and the school website and signs.
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