Confederate Avenue: Possible new name to be focus of hearing
ATLANTA (AP) - About nine months after a panel recommended the immediate renaming of Confederate Avenue in Atlanta, city officials are planning a public hearing.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that a city council committee voted to hold the hearing and a "listening session" in September.
That's likely to continue contentious debate over the Civil War-themed name along Confederate and East Confederate Avenues in southeast Atlanta and across the city.
Among possible replacement names: Considerate Avenue, United Avenue and Soldier Avenue.
Following last summer's white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, where a woman was killed, an Atlanta resident began a name-change petition drive for the Atlanta road.
Atlanta is among several cities - including New Orleans, Baltimore, Dallas and Richmond, Virginia - which have reviewed Confederate symbols in recent years.
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