TULSA, Okla. (AP) — University of Tulsa trustees are deciding whether to rename the law school because of one founder's ties to the Ku Klux Klan.
Sharon Bell tells The Associated Press that she and other trustees at the private university will discuss whether to remove John Rogers' name from the law school building during a meeting Wednesday.
Rogers was a prominent attorney who helped found the law school in 1943. He also helped incorporate the KKK-affiliated Tulsa Benevolent Association, which was founded shortly after the 1921 Tulsa race riot that left about 300 black residents dead.
In 2013, Tulsa City Council members voted to rename Tulsa's glitzy arts district, which had been named after Wyatt Tate Brady, the son of a Confederate veteran and KKK member.