On July 10th, 2015, activist, Sandra Bland was arrested along University Drive in Waller County, over a dispute over a traffic violation. Only a few days later she was found unresponsive in her jail cell.

A month after Bland’s death, Prairie View City Council voted 4-1 on the name change of University Drive to Sandra Bland Parkway, to keep her legacy alive.


According to Houston Chronicle, this past Friday a celebration was held on the street where Sandra Bland was stopped to celebrate this accomplishment within the community.