The names of Confederate generals are finally being removed from street signs in the City of Hollywood.
The Hollywood city commission voted back in August of 2017 to remove the names of:
- Robert E. Lee
- American, Confederate soldier best known as a commander of the Confederate States Army
- Nathan Bedford Forrest
- Confederate Army general during the Civil War and the first Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan
- John Bell Hood
- Confederate general during the Civil War
...from residential streets in the neighborhood.
According to a report by the Sun Sentinel, officials said that about half the signs have been replaced so far. The rest should be replaced by the end of April.
The streets were renamed Freedom, Hope and Liberty.
Hollywood Mayor Josh Levy said the new signs display a message that is “a lot better than the message the prior names were sending.”