GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi community college has announced that it renamed one of its campuses that previously honored Confederate President Jefferson Davis.
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College President Mary S. Graham said in a statement Monday that the Jefferson Davis Campus in Gulfport was renamed last week to Harrison County Campus.
Statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis in Memphis, Tennessee. Photo Date: March 3, 2013
The official said the college’s board of trustees chose to change the name as part of the school’s new strategic plan, which calls for reviewing the names of all facilities “to ensure they support and align with the college’s mission, vision and values.”
The college is in the process of updating its publications and website to reflect the change.