Memphis City Council member pushes to rename portion of Poplar to Black Lives Matter Avenue

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis City Council member Michayln Easter-Thomas is set to host a press conference Monday as the council prepares to consider a name change to a portion of Poplar Avenue.

The planning and zoning committee is scheduled to consider renaming the downtown portion of Poplar between Danny Thomas and Front Street as Black Lives Matter Avenue on Tuesday.

Councilwoman Easter-Thomas’ press conference begins at 3:30 p.m. Monday in the Hall of Mayors at Memphis City Hall. It will be streamed on this post and on WREG’s Facebook page.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Trending Stories

Latest News

More News

Watch Latest Videos

Todd Demers has your Tuesday forecast

Monday 10PM Forecast

Media Day: Grizzlies eager for Jaren Jackson Jr.'s healthy season

Monday Early Evening Forecast

SCS Board of Education honored

Refugee Empowerment Program