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Street dedicated to Rayfield Davis in honor of civil rights

Street dedicated to Rayfield Davis in honor of civil rights (IMG:WPMI)

The City of Mobile is making good with the family of a man slain after a long day of work.

Rayfield Davis was killed back in the 40's by his co-worker, but the City failed to convict his killer.

A ditch where Tennessee Street, now a railroad track, meets Broad Street is where Davis was left to die. And that is where the City is honoring a dark past by renaming a portion of the street.

Davis made the comment that one day there would be equality between blacks and whites, but that comment didn't sit well with co-worker Horace Miller.

When Davis got off at his bus stop, Miller followed him and beat him to death.

Miller confessed to the murder and still wasn't indicted for the crime.

Now, 70 years later, a portion of Tennessee Street has been dedicated as "Rayfield Davis Way."

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