Audubon faces a backlash after deciding to keep name that evokes a racist enslaver


John James Audubon inspired generation with his Birds of America compendium. But his legacy also includes racist views and the owning and selling of enslaved people — bringing calls for the National Audubon Society to change its name.

Three board members resigned after the National Audubon Society rejected calls to change its name. Some local groups are renaming themselves anyway.

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