What a wonderful way to celebrate the life of a courageous woman gone too soon.

 

Signs are up officially renaming the street leading to Prairie View A&M University after Sandra Bland, the university graduate whose death in the Waller County jail last summer added to the national debate about the treatment of minorities by law enforcement.

University Drive signs were replaced with Sandra Bland Parkway signs in ceremonies Friday attended by about 100 activists, students and Bland’s relatives in Prairie View.

The 28-year-old Bland, from near Chicago, was pulled over last July by a state trooper for making an improper lane change.

When the traffic stop became contentious, she was arrested and jailed. She died three days later. Her death has been ruled a suicide.

The trooper who arrested her has been fired and is charged with misdemeanor perjury related to her case. ~The Dallas Morning News

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