As we mentioned earlier in the blog, there is an effort underway to transform John R. Lynch Street–especially the eastern end of it–into a bustling corridor. It is our hope that this corridor will offer its visitors opportunities to learn about the civil rights activities that took place along this stretch of roadway while simultaneously offering new goods and services to the residents and students of the area.
Last night, Jackson State University engaged in a dialog with local residents and concerned citizens that focused on generating ideas for transforming John R. Lynch Street. The interaction was very lively and positive with many ideas centering on finding ways to incorporate history with economic development.
With the recent construction of One University Place and renovation of the COFO Building, the revitalization of John R. Lynch Street is well underway. We hope that further community participation will assist in making this corridor the bustling thoroughfare that is was in years past.
Below are some pictures from yesterday’s meeting. Much thanks to Jackson State University’s Office of the President, Fannie Lou Hamer Institute, Margaret Walker Alexander Nation Center for Research, and the Center for University-Based Development for organizing this dialog. Also, thanks to Jackson State’s Office of Communications for taking such wonderful photographs of the meeting and to local media outlets for covering this effort.
Photos of Event: