Charlotte to change streets named for Confederate leaders

stonewall street

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The city of Charlotte has begun an effort to rename nine streets that were previously named for people identified as Confederate leaders and white supremacists.

A news release from the city on Wednesday announced that Jefferson Davis Street, located in a predominantly Black neighborhood, would be changed to Druid Hills Way. The changes follow approval from the Charlotte City Council in February to adopt recommendations from a commission to rename streets.

In addition, Phifer Avenue will become Montford Point Street in honor of the North Carolina Marine base where Blacks trained because of policies that prevented them from training with whites.

 The other streets include:

  • Jackson Avenue
  • Zebulon Avenue
  • Aycock Lane
  • W. Hill Street
  • Morrison Avenue
  • Barringer Drive
  • Stonewall Street

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