Student Walk To Change Street Name To Sandy Bland Parkway

Sandra Bland

On Tuesday August 25, 2015 at 4:27p.m., thousands of Prairie View students will join with the family and friends of Sandra Bland in a “W” to the City of Prairie View’s City Hall, where the council will vote on a measure to rename the main thoroughfare leading to Prairie View A&M University, Sandy Bland Parkway.

If the measure is adopted, the Prairie View community will make a powerful statement that #blacklivesmatter as they honor a young Black, unemployed female graduate of Prairie View, who died in a Waller County jail, under mysterious circumstances.

The “walk” will depart from the Memorial Student Center on the campus of Prairie View A&M University and proceed south (one mile) on University Drive to Business Highway U. S. 290 east, (1/4 mile) to the Prairie View City Hall.

The council action is the first item on the mayor’s agenda. The council meeting is called to order at 6:00p.m.

For more information please contact DeWayne Charleston 573-356-9872; Hai Bui 281-330-4351; Cynthia Cole 713-540-0706; for radio interviews call Michael Moore 832-723-7156

“If we individually decide to do something better with our lives,

just imagine the power when we join that up.”

Sandy Bland 1987-2015

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