BEAUFORT, S.C. — Alumni of a Beaufort school named for noted black South Carolina congressman Robert Smalls don’t like the school logo and want to prevent it from becoming the school mascot.
Smalls was a slave who escaped, captured a Confederate ship during the Civil War and then went on to serve five terms in Congress.
The logo shows a man with a two-toned face, ponytail and colonial-era garb. The association says it doesn’t accurate reflect Smalls.
The school doesn’t have an athletics mascot and district officials will meet with the association to decide choices to present to the school board.
The school was built in 1925, serving only blacks until 1970.
Information from: The Beaufort Gazette, http://www.beaufortgazette.com