In a case of fake news that goes back 150 years, the many accounts of the capture of Confederate President Jefferson Davis tended to focus on what he was wearing at the time. After Lee surrendered to the Union Army at Appomattox in 1865, Davis fled from Virginia with his family, hoping to regroup in Texas to fight on without his army. Show More Summary
A plaque in the Kentucky Capitol declaring the only president of the Confederacy to be a hero and a patriot will stay until a lawyer with Republican Gov. Matt Bevin's … Click to Continue »
Sammy Davis Jr. sings another classic tv theme: Ja'net Dubois' "Movin' On Up."
After learning their school's namesake, Jefferson Davis, was president of the Confederacy, students started a campaign to change the school's name. The post Students Successfully Campaign for Historic Name Change appeared first on The Good Men Project.
A Mississippi elementary school named after the Confederate leader will be renamed after its mostly black student body researched new options and held a vote.
Davis Elementary School in Jackson, Mississippi is named after Confederate General Jefferson Davis.
"Think about that," Obama joked.
Students at an elementary school in Jackson, Mississippi have elected to rename their institution in honor of the legitimately elected 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama. Via the Root: According to NBC News, the DavisShow More Summary
Nearly all the elementary school's students are black. It's currently named for Jefferson Davis.
A PTA leader said the community wanted to rename the campus “to reflect a person who fully represents ideals and public stances consistent with what we want our children to believe about themselves.”
A Miss. public school named after a Confederate leader will be renamed in honor the 44th President of the United States — Barack Obama.
Mississippi Today reported that Davis IB Elementary School PTA president Janelle Jefferson, announced to the Jackson Public Schools Board of Trustees, Tuesday night that the community voted to change the school’s name to Barack Obama Magnet IB Elementary School. Instate upgrade. The school's original name comes from Jefferson Davis, president of the Confederacy.
A majority-black school in Mississippi wasn't too into being named after a guy who fought a war to keep black people enslaved.
Next year, students at a predominantly black magnet school in Jackson, Mississippi, will no longer enter a building named after Confederate President Jefferson Davis. Instead, they’ll attend one named after America’s first black commander-in-chief:...Show More Summary
A predominantly black school in Mississippi named after Confederate president Jefferson Davis is ditching its name and replacing it with Barack Obama’s. The school stakeholders of Davis Magnet IB in Jackson, Mississippi, voted earlier this month to change the school’s name to Barack Obama Magnet IB. Show More Summary
An elementary school in Jackson, Mississippi, will be renamed after President Barack Obama instead of its original namesake, Confederate President Jefferson Davis, leaders announced Tuesday. Read moreking Blogs | Comments
Jefferson Davis was an ineffective leader who hated anyone who disagreed with him. Sound familiar?
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...
The Jackson Clarion-Ledger reports: A predominately black public school in Mississippi named after Jefferson Davis will have its Confederate tied namesake stripped next year and replaced with the title of another president whose character students, parents and teachers have said is more fitting— Barack Obama. Show More Summary