Officials vote to change airport name again
Published: October 19,2011
JACKSON — The Jackson City Council has voted to rename the city’s airport for the second time in seven years.
This time, the favored name Jackson Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport was picked to replace Jackson-Evers International Airport to make it clear the airport is named in honor of the slain civil rights leader.
The Clarion-Ledger reports Councilman Charles Tillman spoke briefly last night in favor of the renaming, saying Evers’ brother, Charles Evers, lives in his ward.
The renaming won’t be free. Airport officials estimate it could cost $100,000 or more for signage and other things needed to implement a renaming.
Medgar Evers was field secretary for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People when he was assassinated in June 1963 outside his Jackson home.
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