Dave Chappelle says his former high school theater will no longer be named after him
The theater will instead be called the Theater for Artistic Freedom and Expression.
Duke Ellington Principal Sandi Logan told the Washington Post the school has had several conversations with students and staff about Chappelle’s inclusion.
Chappelle is from Washington, DC and a 1991 graduate of the the prestigious school, which educates a predominantly Black student body and, according to Logan, a significant LGBTQ community. Last year, Chappelle pledged to donate $100,000 to the school’s theater.
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