Atlanta Gets in on Street Renaming Craze

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(Atlanta Journal Constitution) – City Councilman Antonio Lewis recently introduced a resolution for the council to express its intent to change Confederate street names in the city. The resolution is based on recommendations received from an advisory committee formed in 2017 by then-Mayor Kasim Reed.

Reed’s committee identified 34 Atlanta streets that possibly memorialize the Confederacy. Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms signed a bill in 2018 to officially rename three city streets: Confederate Avenue and East Confederate Avenue were renamed United Avenue and United Avenue S.E., respectively, and a third street, Confederate Court, was renamed Trestletree Court, after apartment buildings that are on the street.

Most recently, the City Council in May overwhelmingly supported legislation that will rename Bell Street to Leonard Tate street. The original name is presumably in honor of Hiram Parks Bell, a Confederate congressman, whereas Tate was a community organizer who mentored and housed Black men struggling with poverty and substance abuse…

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