Margaret Martin should be honoredPublished 12:04am Thursday, May 10, 2012
Until recently, I haven’t paid much attention to the old Natchez High School building on Homochitto Street.
For several years, the Natchez Opera Festival has leased the building and a sign “Performing Arts Center” was placed over the main entrance. This building has been known as Margaret Martin Junior High School, and advertisements for the Natchez Festival of Music always refers to performances at the Margaret Martin Performing Arts Center, even though this name appears nowhere on the building.
Since this building is owned by the City of Natchez, I would think a new sign should be placed on the building denoting its proper name in honor and respect to the memory of Margaret Martin.
To have eliminated her name from the building is wrong and should be corrected as soon as possible.