Hollywood is getting involved with the renaming of a local high school in Fairfax County, Virginia, just outside Washington. Why? It’s because the name of the high school, J.E.B. Stuart, has only now started to offend people, despite opening its doors in 1959. J.E.B. Stuart, of course, was a Confederate Army general during the Civil War.
Two alumni of the high school – Academy Award-winning actress Julianne Moore and producer Rob Cohen – have lent their star power to an online petition for renaming the school. This petition was sparked due to the Charleston shootings in June, where nine black parishioners at a historic black church were gunned down by Dylann Roof.