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Several elected officials in Brooklyn gathered to officially rename two MTA subway stations after slain civil rights activist Medgar Evers. The stations will now officially be known as Franklin Avenue-Medgar Evers College on the 2, 3, 4 and 5 lines and President Street-Medgar Evers College on the 2 and 5 lines.

The renamings were made possible by legislation sponsored by State Sen. Zellnor Myrie and Assemblymember Diane Richardson. The project included updating nearly 2,500 electronic maps onboard subway trains, recording new announcements and replacing signage throughout stations that cover pillars, entrances and exits.

The official announcement at Franklin Avenue was followed by a community celebration at President Street featuring speeches and performances.