PRAIRIE VIEW (AP) — 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 treatment of minorities by law enforcement.
The Houston Chronicle reports University Drive signs were replaced with Sandra Bland Parkway signs in ceremonies Friday attended by about 100 activists, students and Bland’s relatives.
The 28-year-old Bland, from near Chicago, was pulled over last July by a state trooper for making in 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.
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