Princeton University will be removing the name of President Woodrow Wilson from its school of public policy and a residential college.
University officials say “We have taken this extraordinary step because we believe that Wilson’s racist thinking and policies make him an inappropriate namesake for a school”.
Wilson was the 28th President of the United States from 1913 to 1921.
He once called racial segregation “a benefit” and said slaves were ” happy and well-cared for”.
Historians say he also denied admission to African Americans when he was president of Princeton.