Named for Confederate general, California’s Fort Bragg considers a change

Amid the protests against systemic racism, people across the country are calling for change, including tearing down statues and renaming things commemorating racist historical figures or Confederate war heroes.

That’s happening in California, which fought against the Confederacy and slavery. Fort Bragg, a small town of fewer than 8,000 people in Northern California, is named after a recognized Confederate general. Though the town was named for him before the Civil War. It’s once again facing calls to change its name.



  • Robin Epley - editor of the Fort Bragg Advocate-News and the Mendocino Beacon