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Mississippi school to swap confederate leader’s name for Barack Obama’s

By Carla Herreria,

A Mississippi school announced plans to change its name, which honors Confederate President Jefferson Davis, to something that better reflects its student body.

Davis Magnet International Baccalaureate Elementary School in Jackson will be renamed for President Barack Obama starting next year, Parent Teacher Association President Janelle Jefferson announced Tuesday.

Jefferson told the Jackson Public Schools Board of Trustees that the community voted in favor of the name change, according Mississippi Today. This school year, the student population of Jackson Public Schools is 98 percent black.


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