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Mississippi School Named After Jefferson Davis to be Renamed After Obama

19 October 2017, 12:14 | Gerardo Harmon

Mississippi School Named After Jefferson Davis to be Renamed After Obama

A Mississippi school named after Confederate leader Jefferson Davis is changing its name to honor former President Barack Obama according to a report from The Clarion-Ledger

A public school in Jackson, Miss., named for Confederate leader Jefferson Davis will be renamed next year for former president Barack Obama.

During the 2016-17 school year, the student population was 96 percent black, so it is not a surprise that they might not think that Davis is the best representation for their community. Unfortunately, not every monument we create or building we name best represents our country, especially when it comes to the Confederacy.

Community leaders are also trying to rename two other schools in the district: George Elementary, which is named after Confederate Brigadier General James Zachariah George; and Lee Elementary, which is named for Gen. Robert E. Lee.

The decision to change the name was made following a vote on Tuesday by the school's Parent-Teacher association.

Students from every class researched and gave presentations about their candidates at an assembly before the vote, Jefferson said.

The response at the board meeting was "jovial", according to the newspaper.


"Even the kindergartners participated", she said.

"They gravitated to that name when it was proposed by a student", Jefferson said. The Davis community had two weeks to submit their suggestions, and voted for their candidate of choice on October 5 using paper ballots, she said. "They are very excited about the school being named for President Obama".

Davis Magnet School became an worldwide baccalaureate school in 2005 and was ranked first among Mississippi's 403 elementary schools in September based on 2016 test scores by SchoolDigger.com.

According to Mississippi Today, the school's parent-teacher association first asked for name requests during a meeting on September 21. Thankfully, one school in Jackson, Mississippi is making progress.

"Our parents are movers and shakers, so I know that we can rise to the occasion to raise those funds to make sure we can implement the name change", she said.



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