Posted on October 3, 2018

Atlanta City Council Votes to Rename Confederate Avenue

Rosalind Bentley, Atlanta Journal Constitution, October 1, 2018

The Atlanta City Council on Monday voted unanimously to change the name of Confederate Avenue to United Avenue.

The move came after a months-long lobbying campaign by local residents who live on the the street, many of whom felt the name was offensive and racist.

The Atlanta thoroughfare was named after a onetime retirement home for Confederate veterans located on one end of the street.