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Phillip Tutor: The Bibb Graves quandary at JSU

Bibb Graves History

Bibb Graves Hall on the Jacksonville State University campus, shown in March 2020, is named for a man with a complex personal history. 

Bibb Graves was a Klansman, and his name adorns Jacksonville State University’s most prominent building, and there’s no running from that uncomfortable truth. It is what it is.

But it’s complicated. Morally, historically, pragmatically. 

Phillip Tutor — — is a Star columnist. Follow him at