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

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October 9, 2012 ‐ By gtetteyfio
April Wind Street Renaming

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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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  • guest

    I live in Columbia, MD and am happy to see this street name change. Whether or not it was a racial reference may be debatable, but now there are no questions as to the intent. Thanks to the community members for working together to accomplish this!

  • guest

    I live in Columbia, MD and am happy to see this street name change. Whether or not it was a racial reference may be debatable, but now there are no questions as to the intent. Thanks to the community members for working together to accomplish this!