NYC: Two Brooklyn subway stations renamed after civil rights figure Medgar Evers

Two Crown Heights subway stations now bear the name of civil rights martyr Medgar Evers, the namesake of a nearby college and prep school.

MTA leaders and politicians officially tacked on “Medgar Evers College” to the names of the Franklin Avenue and President Street stops on Thursday, following through on state legislation passed earlier this year.

The two stations are now called “Franklin Avenue-Medgar Evers College” and “President Street-Medgar Evers College.”

“Before there was a Breonna Taylor, before there was an Eric Garner, before there was a George Floyd, there was Medgar Evers,” bill co-sponsor state Sen. Zelnor Myrie (D-Brooklyn) said during a press conference Thursday afternoon.


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