Kenan Stadium at UNC will no longer be named after William R. Kenan, Sr.
In a letter, UNC Chancellor Carol Folt said the stadium will be named after his son, William Jr., who donated his $95M fortune to his alma mater when he died in 1965.
Before his death, William Jr. made arrangements to name a new stadium after his parents, William Rand Kenan Sr. and Mary Hargrave Kenan.
William Sr. was the commander of a white supremacist paramilitary force, which massacred scores of black residents in Wilmington, on a single day in 1898.
The university will remove the plaques at the stadium that honor William Sr.