Prairie View City Council Votes to Rename Texas Street After Sandra Bland

Prairie View City Counci voted Tuesday to rename University Boulevard to Sandra Bland Parkway.   FACEBOOK
Prairie View City Counci voted Tuesday to rename University Boulevard to Sandra Bland Parkway.
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Sandra Bland moved back to Texas in July to take a job with her alma mater Prairie View A&M University. On July 10 a traffic stop ended in Bland’s arrest and jail officials claimed that she was found hanged in her Waller County cell a few days later.

On Tuesday evening the Prairie View City Council voted to rename University Boulevard, the road that that leads to Prairie View A&M University campus and, the same road where Bland was stopped and arrested, to Sandra Bland Parkway.

According to the ABC 13, hundreds of Prairie View A&M alumni gathered with current students to marched from the student union building to the site where she was stopped. The march ended at the City Hall where council members would agree to change the street name.

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Source: The Root | STEPHEN A. CROCKETT JR.