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37 New Orleans streets, parks up for renaming

The City Council Renaming Commission has proposed renaming 37 streets and parks in New Orleans.
The City Council Renaming Commission has proposed renaming 37 streets and parks in New Orleans.(NOLACCSRC.org)
Published: Feb. 25, 2021 at 11:40 AM CST
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NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - The New Orleans City Council Street Renaming Commission has proposed renaming 37 streets and parks that honor Confederate officials and segregations around the city.

Notably, the commission plans to rededicate Lee Circle and rename Tulane Avenue. Jefferson Davis Parkway was renamed Norman C. Francis Parkway earlier this year.

The City Council Renaming Commission has proposed renaming 37 streets and parks in New Orleans.
The City Council Renaming Commission has proposed renaming 37 streets and parks in New Orleans.(NOLACCSRC.org)

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Beaurgard Ave.

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Sherwood (Woody) Gagliano

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Behrman Avenue

Rodolphe Desdunes

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Burke Road

Juan San Malo

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Bragg St.

Celestine

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Calhoun St.

Fr. Louis J. Twomey

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Capdeville St.

Judge Ivan L. R. Lemelle Street


Dreux Avenue

Frances Joseph-Gaudet

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Forshey Street

Charles “Buddy” Bolden

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General Early Drive

Albert Walter Dent

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General Meyer Ave.

Rudy Lombard

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General Ogden

Herman Midlo

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General Taylor St.

Professor Longhair

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General Nicholls St.

Lolis Elie Sr.

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Lane Street

Georges Street

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Robert E. Lee Blvd.

Allen Tousaint

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Lee Circle

Eligate Circle

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Lee St.

Leontine Goins Luke

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Leonidas Street

Mahalia Jackson

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McShane Place

Joseph Guillaume

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Mouton Street

Margaret Elizabeth

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Palmer Ave.

Edith Stern

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Patton Street

Nils R. Douglas

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Penn Street

Dr. Sara Mayo

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Slidell St.

Henry James “Red” Allen

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Semmes St.

Veronica Hill

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Tulane Ave.

Alison “Tootie” Montana

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Vignaud Street

Dyan “Mama D” French Cole

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Walker St.

Jasper

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Wiltz Lane

Louis A. Martinet

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Sophie Wright Place

John “Jack” Nelson

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