Louisiana cities face roadblocks in renaming streets that honor Confederate figures
Back in December, The East Baton Rouge Metro Council approved a report that detailed the racist origins of some of the city’s street and neighborhood names and advocated for replacing them with ones that better reflect the city’s values.
Baton Rouge isn’t the only city considering renaming some troublesome landmarks. In fact, the city of New Orleans had a head start in renaming some streets that memorialize Confederate figures. Chair of the New Orleans City Council Street Renaming Commission, Karl Connor, tells us more.
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