Actress Julianne Moore and Hollywood producer Bruce Cohen want a new name for their old high school in northern Virginia, named for a Confederate general.
The one-time classmates have started a petition on change.org asking that J.E.B. Stuart High School be renamed for civil rights leader and Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall. By Monday morning the petition had attracted nearly 29,000 signatures.
In a statement to The Washington Post, (http://wapo.st/1I8lcpW ) Moore said it is reprehensible that the school is named for "a person who fought for the enslavement of other human beings."
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