New York Lawmakers Want Confederate Names Taken Off Roads
New York lawmakers want Confederate names taken off roads
Four members of Congress from New York have signed a letter asking for two roads in New York City to lose their Confederate names, the Associated Press reported.
Reps. Yvette Clarke, Jerrold Nadler, Nydia Velazquez and Hakeem Jeffries wrote to Army Secretary Robert Speer to ask him to rename Stonewall Jackson Drive and General Lee Avenue, both publicly inaccessible Brooklyn roads that connect with the Fort Hamilton military base.
Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee were two of the Confederacy’s most senior military commanders — and both were slaveowners. Though both generals spent some time on active duty at the …