Family of Oscar Grant fights to get Fruitvale Station renamed in his honor

January 1 will mark the 10th anniversary of the killing of Oscar Grant on the platform of the Fruitvale BART station in Oakland.

Grant’s family is asking to have the station renamed in honor of their fallen son. Wanda Johnson, Oscar’s mother, said that while BART officials have commissioned a mural honoring her son but they have declined to consider renaming the station “Oscar Grant Fruitvale.”

“It would be an atonement, it would be part of BART saying yes this happened here, we...


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