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Byrds of a Feather

Updated: Jun 15, 2020

Robert C. Byrd was a member of the KKK, and served as Democrat United States Senator for over 50 years. He was, at one time, a rabid racist and race baiter. Democrat Presidential hopeful, Joe Biden, eulogized Byrd at his funeral in 2013.* There are any number of roads, bridges, and buildings named after him. The naming of a building is a public honor. It confers honorary status upon the person.


The following are named after Byrd:


Robert C. Byrd Academic and Technology Center, Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia; Robert C. Byrd Academic and Technology Center, Marshall University Graduate College in South Charleston, West Virginia; Robert C. Byrd Auditorium, National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, West Virginia; Robert C. Byrd Biotechnology Science Center, Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia; Robert C. Byrd Cancer Research Laboratory, West Virginia University in Morgantown, West Virginia; Robert C. Byrd Center for Legislative Studies, Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, West Virginia; Robert C. Byrd Center for Pharmacy Education, University of Charleston in Charleston, West Virginia; Robert C. Byrd Center for Rural Health, Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia; Robert C. Byrd Clinical Teaching Center, Charleston Area Medical Center Memorial Hospital in Charleston, West Virginia; Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope, Green Bank, West Virginia; Robert C. Byrd Hardwood Technologies Center, Princeton, West Virginia; Robert C. Byrd Health and Wellness Center, Bethany College in Bethany, West Virginia; Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center, West Virginia University in Morgantown, West Virginia; Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center Charleston Division, Charleston, West Virginia; Robert C. Byrd High School, Clarksburg, West Virginia; Robert C. Byrd Institute for Advanced Flexible Manufacturing (RCBI) Bridgeport Manufacturing Technology Center, Bridgeport, West Virginia; RCBI Charleston Manufacturing Technology Center, South Charleston, West Virginia; RCBI Huntington Manufacturing Technology Center, Huntington, West Virginia; RCBI Rocket Center Manufacturing Technology Center, Rocket Center, West Virginia; Robert C. Byrd Institute for Composites Technology and Training Center, Bridgeport, West Virginia; Robert C. Byrd Library, Wheeling, West Virginia; Robert C. Byrd Library and Robert C. Byrd Learning Resource Center, University of Charleston in Beckley; Robert C. Byrd Life Long Learning Center, Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College in Moorefield, West Virginia; Robert C. Byrd Life Long Learning Center, West Virginia University in Morgantown, West Virginia; Robert C. Byrd Metals Fabrication Center, Rocket Center, West Virginia; Robert C. Byrd National Aerospace Education Center, Bridgeport, West Virginia (affiliated with Fairmont State University); Robert C. Byrd National Technology Transfer Center, Wheeling Jesuit University in Wheeling, West Virginia; Robert C. Byrd Regional Training Institute, Camp Dawson near Kingwood, West Virginia; Robert C. Byrd Science and Technology Center, Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, West Virginia; Robert C. Byrd Technology Center, Alderson–Broaddus College in Philippi, West Virginia; Robert C. Byrd Hilltop Office Complex, Rocket Center, West Virginia; Robert C. Byrd Community Center, Pine Grove, West Virginia; Robert C. Byrd Community Center, Sugar Grove, West Virginia; Robert C. Byrd Rooms, Office of the West Virginia Senate Minority Leader, West Virginia State Capitol in Charleston, West Virginia; Robert C. Byrd United States Courthouse and Federal Building, Beckley, West Virginia; Robert C. Byrd United States Courthouse and Federal Building, Charleston, West Virginia; Robert C. Byrd Federal Correctional Institution, Hazelton, West Virginia; Robert C. Byrd Clinic, West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in Lewisburg, West Virginia; Robert C. Byrd Clinical Addition to Veteran's Hospital, Huntington, West Virginia; Robert C. Byrd Addition to the Lodge at Oglebay Park, Wheeling, West Virginia; Robert C. Byrd Conference Center (also known as the Robert C. Byrd Center for Hospitality and Tourism), Davis & Elkins College in Elkins, West Virginia; Robert C. Byrd Visitor Center, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia;The Robert C. Byrd Bridge crossing the Ohio River between Huntington, West Virginia and Chesapeake, Ohio; Robert C. Byrd Appalachian Highway System, Appalachian Development Highway System in West Virginia; Robert C. Byrd Bridge, crosses the Ohio River between Huntington, West Virginia and Chesapeake, Ohio; Robert C. Byrd Bridge, Ohio County, West Virginia; Robert C. Byrd Drive, West Virginia Routes 16 and 97 between Beckley and Sophia, West Virginia; Robert C. Byrd Expressway, United States Route 22 near Weirton, West Virginia; Robert C. Byrd Freeway, United States Route 119 between Williamson and Charleston, West Virginia (also known as Corridor G); Robert C. Byrd Highway, United States Route 48 between Weston, West Virginia and the Virginia state line near Wardensville, West Virginia (also known as Corridor H); Robert C. Byrd Interchange on Interstate 77; Robert C. Byrd Interchange on United States Route 19, Birch River, West Virginia; Robert C. Byrd Intermodal Transportation Center, Wheeling, West Virginia.


The omnipresence of a KKK member throughout American public buildings, landmarks, public roads, and academic institutions sends an offensive message and ... I suspect ... is an affront to the black community. It's time to renames these locations and remove the statues and portraits of his likeness at these locations. ___________



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