[UPDATE] NY Reps Demand Name Change For Brooklyn’s General Lee Avenue by Rebecca Fishbein In News On Jun 20, 2017 9:45 Am
[UPDATE] NY Reps Demand Name Change For Brooklyn’s General Lee Avenue
by Rebecca Fishbein in News on Jun 20, 2017 9:45 am
General Lee Avenue at Fort Hamilton, New York City’s only active-duty military base. (Getty)
[UPDATE BELOW] Last month, the city of New Orleans completed the removal of four Confederate statues. The two-year-old process was steeped in controversy—while many in New Orleans were happy to see symbols of white supremacy eradicated, others saw an “Orwellian attempt to erase history,” as the NY Times reported.
Of course, controversial symbols of the Confederacy endure north of the Mason-Dixon line; even New York City has lingering Confederate legacies. One, a “General Lee Avenue” that runs through Fort Hamilton in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, is …