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