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John C. Stennis was an ardent segregationist. Is it time to change the carrier’s name?

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John C. Stennis was a U.S. senator from Mississippi who fought against racial equality during four decades in office. In 1988, a year before his retirement, President Ronald Reagan announced that the future CVN-74 would bear the segregationist senator’s name, and the ship has been steaming in the late lawmaker’s honor for 25 years. But […]