It’s About Time: Columbia Residents Rename ‘Co*n Hunt Court’ After Years Of Petitioning

October 9, 2012  |  

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From The Grio

After seven months of petitioning, a group of Columbia, Maryland residents gathered Monday for an official ceremony revealing their neighborhood’s new street name.

Coon Hunt Court has now been changed to April Wind Court, the Baltimore Sun reported.

“For more than 175 years, the word ‘coon’ represented racism and bigotry against African-American people,” April Wind Court resident Ambrose Lane Jr. said at the ceremony. “We come here today to right the wrong, to correct the mistake, to continue James Rouse’s vision and dream of an inclusive, neighborly, and multiracial Columbia community.”

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