Will Grand Prairie ISD Rename SGP High School After Civil Rights Pioneer Lee Alcorn

D. Lee Alcorn

Grand Prairie News received the following press release today Tuesday, August 10, 2021. It was sent to us by Rev. Kyev Tatum, who spoke very highly of Civil Rights Leader D. Lee Alcorn’s work during his lifetime of service.

THE LEGACY OF LEE ALCORN: Community and Civil Rights Leaders from across Texas will petition the Grand Prairie ISD School Board of Trustees to rename South Grand Prairie High School after long-time Civil Rights Leader D. Lee Alcorn. “Lee Alcorn is a man of honor and integrity who has fought for equal treatment under the law for everyone and he genuinely cares for the future of our children regardless of their race, religion, or the region of the community they live in. This is a tribute worth the recognition,” says Pastor K.P. Tatum, New Mount Rose Missionary Baptist Church, and served with Lee Alcorn as the former Third Vice President of the Texas State Conference of Branches of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in the 1990s.

Leaders plan to address the school board on Thursday, August 12, 2021, at 7:00 pm board meeting during public comments. A press conference will be held at 6:30 PM immediately before the meeting. This meeting will take place at the Dr. Susan J. Simspon Education Center.

Dr. Susan J. Simpson Education Center
2602 S. Belt Line Road
Grand Prairie, TX 75052

Grand Prairie News has also learned that a committee put together by the school district has met to discuss the possibility of changing the mascot and the logo for SGP High School. Sources tell us that groups within SGP have been told not to use the warrior head. Grand Prairie News has submitted a public information request seeking more details on the purpose of this committee but has not received that information yet.

For more information contact Pastor Tatum at 817.966.7625, kptatum1@gmail.com