Jefferson Davis Pkwy set to be renamed for Dr. Norman Francis

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NEW ORLEANS – One of the New Orleans streets currently named after a Confederate General will soon get a name change.

On January 1, Jefferson Davis Parkway will officially be re-named Norman C. Francis Parkway.

Dr. Francis was the longtime president of Xavier University, and he’s a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Many faculty and staff use the road to get to the university.

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