[Dallas, TX – September 23rd]
The Prairie View City Council decided Tuesday night to keep a stretch of road leading into Prairie View A&M University named in honor of Sandra Bland, the young woman who died in the Waller County Jail in July.
The council could have voted to reverse its decision, after hearing complaints from some longtime residents. The street signs are set to change to Sandra Bland Parkway next month. That’s also when a grand jury could begin to review the investigation into her death.
“I believe that renaming the street Sandra Bland Parkway, that achieves a small milestone, a small glimpse in the big picture. The big picture is what are we going to do to make sure something like this doesn’t happen in the future,” resident Billy Smith said.