House votes to strip klansman’s name from federal building in Memphis

By , Special to the Daily Memphian Updated: November 04, 2021 8:40 PM CT | Published: November 04, 2021 6:55 PM CT
<strong>Odell Horton&rsquo;s name was added to the federal building alongside Clifford Davis&rsquo; name in 2007 following an earlier bill by U.S. Rep Steve Cohen. &ldquo;I had initially hoped to simply rename the building for Judge Horton, but the political will to do that was not present at that time,&rsquo;&rsquo; Cohen said from the House floor before Thursday&rsquo;s vote.</strong> (Mark Weber/Daily Memphian file)

Odell Horton’s name was added to the federal building alongside Clifford Davis’ name in 2007 following an earlier bill by U.S. Rep Steve Cohen. “I had initially hoped to simply rename the building for Judge Horton, but the political will to do that was not present at that time,’’ Cohen said from the House floor before Thursday’s vote. (Mark Weber/Daily Memphian file)

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U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen’s bill to remove late congressman Clifford Davis’ name now moves to the Senate.

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Clifford Davis/Odell Horton Federal Building U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen Ku Klux Klan
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Christopher Fulton

Christopher Fulton

Christopher Fulton is a freelance journalist living in Mountain Home, Arkansas. He is a graduate student in the Journalism Department at the University of Memphis and a former intern for the university’s Institute for Public Service Reporting.


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