Mississippi Elementary School Named After Jefferson Davis to Be Renamed After Barack Obama

An elementary school in Mississippi is switching out the president of the Confederacy for the first black president.

Davis Elementary School in Jackson will be renamed Barack Obama Elementary School for the next school year.

The school was named for Jefferson Davis decades ago, says CNN affiliate WAPT. But parents at the school, which is 98% African-American, proposed renaming the school to honor America’s 44th president.

The switch was made possible after the board of the mostly-black

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