ROCHESTER, N.Y. — A Rochester school has undergone a name change.
School No. 3 had been named for Nathaniel Rochester, the soldier and speculator who founded the settlement of Rochesterville 210 years ago. Nathaniel Rochester also owned slaves.
The city school board voted to rename the middle school on Thursday to the Dr. Alice Holloway Young School of Excellence. Holloway Young was one of the city's first Black teachers and its first Black principal.
She also led the Rochester Urban-Suburban Interdistrict Transfer Program and served as founding trustee of MCC.
Dr. Holloway Young is 97.