James R. Mapp honored with building named after him

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   Tennessee is honoring civil rights leader James R. Mapp by renaming a state office building for him in his hometown of Chattanooga.

   According to a news release from the state, in April of 1960, Mapp filed a schools desegregation lawsuit in Chattanooga that was instrumental in mandating equal opportunities for all students of the Chattanooga Public School System.

   Mapp also directed many other peaceful efforts to end injustices he found in housing and in the economic, social and political structures in Chattanooga.

   The building that will bear his name has been known as the Tennessee Client Services Center Building.

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