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Leola M. Havard Early Education School

Peter Burnett served as Governor of California from 1849, before statehood, through 1851. (California State Library)

SF School Swaps Out Name Of Racist California Governor

For decades, a San Francisco preschool in an underserved, predominantly black neighborhood bore the name of Peter Burnett, California’s first elected civilian governor. The problem is, Burnett was a staunch racist.

CBS San Francisco–05/19/2011

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