CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- Over the last couple of years, school names in Charlottesville and Albemarle County have been under review.

This is part of a trend across the South in which communities are taking a deeper look into the potential racist histories of the namesakes selected for these facilities.

Locally, descendants of both the namesakes and the enslaved are still here, which has made the discussions regarding the names of schools contentious at times.

The Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society is hosting a discussion on this topic on Tuesday at the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library Central Branch.

Several schools have received or are getting new names, including Ivy and Mountain View elementary schools and Journey and Lakeside middle schools in Albemarle County, and Charlottesville Middle School in the city.

Some schools are keeping the names they had when they opened, such as Broadus Wood Elementary, Virginia L. Murray Elementary, and Mary Carr Greer Elementary, all in Albemarle County.

Both the county and city schools divisions decided to review the names of facilities named for individuals in the wake of the events of August 2017.

The discussion will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the third-floor Swanson Room at JMRL. 

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