‘Admired everywhere’: Petition circulates to name Evans Hall replacement after David Blackwell

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Sunny Shen/Senior Staff
The building many hope will be named after David Blackwell will be replacing Evans Hall, which was named for Griffith Evans, who refused to hire Blackwell on account of his race.

A petition originally created in November 2021 to rename the Evans Hall replacement building after David Blackwell is circulating among Blackwell’s former students, peers and admirers. 
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