MGCCC removes Jefferson Davis name from campus

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Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College has removed the name of Confederate President Jefferson Davis from their Gulfport campus.

Today, the college updated the page and website with the new name MGCCC Harrison County Campus after the board of trustees voted to change the name last week.

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The college’s official statement is: “The MGCCC Board of Trustees designated the Jefferson Davis Campus as the Harrison County Campus as a result of the college’s new strategic plan ‘Excelerate 2030’ which specifically addresses reviewing all of the names of MGCCC campuses, locations, and facilities to ensure they support and align with the college’s mission, vision, and value.”

Decisions have been made around the state and country to remove Confederate symbols and names of segregationists after nationwide protest for reform.

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