Confederate Boulevard renamed in Arkansas: In Little Rock, Confederate Boulevard was renamed Tuesday to honor a local African American family. On a vote of 8 to 2, the city’s board of directors selected Springer Boulevard as the new name. In response to the decision, Gloria Springer, great granddaughter of the family’s patriarch, told board members in the state capital: “While Confederate lives matter, we would like to stake our claim to the community just as your ancestors did when they landed at Plymouth Rock,” according to Reuters.
Ole Miss students take stand against state flag: Also Tuesday, the University of Mississippi student government voted to pass 36 to 15, a non-binding resolution calling for the removal of the state’s flag from the campus because its design includes the Confederate battle flag. The council also passed an amendment to encourage the state legislature to, “hasten their pursuit of a new state flag,” according to Quartz.
NAACP among those opposed to MLK memorial at Georgia’s Stone Mountain: The announcement this month that Stone Mountain Park, in Stone Mountain, Ga., best known for its mountainside carving of three Confederate military heroes, planned to add a memorial to Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and a museum dedicated to the history of the Civil War’s U.S. Colored Troops has run into stiff resistance. Among those opposed to the plan are the Georgia division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, the local NAACP and the Southern Leadership Conference, according to news accounts. The proposal, at this point is just that. It has not yet been presented to the two governing bodies that would have to approve it: the nine-member board of the Stone Mountain Memorial Association and Herschend Family Entertainment.