Jun 23, 2020
Lee High School naming controversy in Baton Rouge

Watch this Morning Joe conversation between veteran columnist Mike Barnicle and Baton Rouge community activist Rev. Gary Chambers Jr., who in a now-viral video sharply criticized East Baton Rouge Parish School Board member Connie Bernard who defended the controversial name of Lee High School named for Confederate Army Gen. Robert E. Lee, and who then appeared to be online shopping and “ignoring” community concerns during an intense debate over whether to rename the school. “It’s heart-breaking and that’s why it’s resonated with so many people,” said Chambers, publisher of The Rouge Collection.