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Celebrating a Civil Rights Achievement 70 Years in the Making: The Elport Chess JATRAN Facility Naming

September Marks Two Significant Milestones September 2017 marks two important and connected anniversaries in Mississippi’s Civil Rights history. First, 70 years ago in Jackson, the Lanier Bus Boycott of 1947 took place and was led by Mr. Elport Chess. Then one year ago, in 2016, the JATRAN public bus transit system building located on Highway…

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Jackson City Hall Meeting Tonight: Rename the JATRAN Building After Elport Chess

Join us tonight at 6:00 pm at Jackson City Hall in Jackson, MS, to honor Elport Chess. The naming of the JATRAN Building in Chess’ honor is on the City Council agenda.

REMINDER: Elport Chess Petition to the Jackson City Council

We need more people to sign the petition to rename the JATRAN building after Elport Chess. Let your voice be heard. #RememberElportChess#JacksonMS #blackhistory https://www.change.org/p/jackson-city-council-rename-the-ne…

Elport Chess Petition to the Jackson City Council – PLEASE SIGN

Jackson City Council: Rename the New JATRAN Building After Unsung Hero Elport Chess – Sign the Petition! #RememberElportChess

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