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Peter Burnett

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