MS school named after Jefferson Davis to be renamed after Barack Obama

Cesar Mills
October 19, 2017

A demographic breakdown by SchoolDigger.com identifies 95 percent of the K-5 school's 2017 student body as African-American.

Politically correct leftists scored yet another victory this week when a school that was named after Jefferson Davis, the president of the Confederacy, was renamed after Barack Obama.

JPS describes the name of the school and history of Davis on their website.

Officials revealed the new name on Tuesday night, saying school stakeholders had voted to make the change earlier this month.

According to Janelle Jefferson, the Davis Magnet School PTA president, it's a change the Confederate president himself might have endorsed.

The school is not the first to be named after the 44th president.

It's unknown how expensive the name change will be, she said.

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The final vote was cast by paper ballot on October 5.

The students chose Obama because they were alive during his administration and felt that he shared their principles, Jefferson said.

Instead of being referred to as Davis Magnet IB, the campus will now be known as Barack Obama Magnet IB, or International Baccalaureate.

The name change will take effect during the next school year, Newsweek reported. It had previously been named a National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education and consistently receives "A" ratings from the Mississippi Department of Education, Jefferson told McClatchy.

Davis, a former US senator and secretary of war, served as president of the Confederate States from 1861 to 1865.

It was actually the possibility of being unable to meet again that spurred the board members at their September 19 meeting to delegate their naming authority to PTA groups at three schools -Davis Magnet, George Elementary and Lee Elementary, named after Confederate leaders. "Having a school where there was input from parents, teachers and students - along with the school board - it seems like a model for how these decisions should be approached across the country".

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