Franklin Ave. and President St. subway stations in Brooklyn renamed in honor of Medgar Evers College

AmNews Staff Reports | 7/2/2020, midnight
The Franklin Ave. and President St. Stations in Brooklyn are being formally renamed after Medgar Evers College.
Medgar Evers College

The Franklin Ave. and President St. Stations in Brooklyn are being formally renamed after Medgar Evers College.

The new stations, Franklin Avenue-Medgar Evers College and President Street-Medgar Evers College, will honor the historic contributions of the historically Black CUNY college to the Brooklyn communities it serves and stand as a living tribute to Medgar Evers, the civil rights icon whose name the college carries.

The pair of subway stations in Brooklyn, Franklin Ave.––lines 2/3/4/5/S––and President St.–– lines 2/5––are set to formally be renamed later this fall. The MTA will begin work on the project in honor of the vital Brooklyn institution this month. Maps, signage and other MTA materials will be amended throughout the course of the summer.

The renaming of the stations is pursuant to legislation put forth by Assembly member Diana Richardson and Senator Zellnor Myrie.