Porter name coming off residence hall at Buffalo State

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BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB)–One of the buildings on the campus of SUNY Buffalo State is getting a name change.

The on-campus residence which has been called Porter Hall will be known as Bengal Hall.

The college president says that’s because Peter Buell Porter owned slaves.

The move changes the name of a building which stood on the Buffalo State campus since 1980.

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