Dropping Confederate's Name, Mississippi School Now Named After Barack Obama

Mississippi School To Be Renamed For Barack Obama

A Mississippi elementary school will change its name to honor former President Barack Obama instead of its original namesake, Confederate President Jefferson Davis. The decision to rename Davis IB Elementary School in Jackson, Miss. was announced Tuesday night — the result of a months-long effort by parents to strip the school of its Confederate past in favor of honoring the 44th president of the United States.

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