Crown Heights subway stations to be renamed for Medgar Evers College

December 17, 2019

Originally published in Brooklyn Daily Eagle on December 17, 2019.

Two subway stops in Central Brooklyn will have “Medgar Evers College” added to their names, in honor of a nearby public university and for the civil rights leader after which the school was named.

Franklin Avenue will become “Franklin Avenue-Medgar Evers College” and President Street will become “President Street-Medgar Evers College” thanks to the legislation, sponsored by State Sen. Zellnor Myrie and Assemblymember Diana Richardson, an alumnus of the school. The bill passed the state legislature in July and was signed into law by Gov. Andrew Cuomo this week.

“Renaming the … stations to recognize Medgar Evers College will literally put one of our community’s most cherished institutions on the map,” Myrie said in a statement. “This community has asked for these renamings, and today, we are proud to say that their representatives have heeded their call.”