Hollywood Commission Votes In Favor Of Replacing Confederate Street Names

Hollywood's city commission leaders voted in favor, Wednesday night, of renaming three streets currently named after Confederate generals.

More than 130 supporters and opponents of the proposed change signed up to speak at the Hollywood commission meeting, which went well into the evening. 

A few hours before the meeting, protests outside of Hollywood City Hall briefly turned tense when a lone pro-Confederate protester charged at about 100 anti-Confederate demonstrators. 

Hollywood police led Chris Tedino, 21, of Miami, away quickly following the charging. 

It was after 11:30 p.m. when commissioners finally voted 5-1 to rename the streets. 

The change was supported by the city's Chamber of Commerce and by about two-thirds of meeting's speakers.

The street names in question include: 

  • Lee Street - named after former Confederate General Robert E. Lee
  • Forrest Street - named after Ku Klux Klan founder Nathan Bedford Forrest
  • Hood Street - named after Confederate General John B. Hood

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