IN HONOR OF THE LATE GENERAL & FORMER U.S. SECRETARY OF STATE COLIN POWELL, CIVIL RIGHTS LEADER REV. AL SHARPTON CALLS FOR THE RENAMING OF BROOKLYN STREET NAMED AFTER CONFEDERATE ARMY LEADER ROBERT E. LEE—
IN HONOR OF THE LATE GENERAL & FORMER U.S. SECRETARY OF STATE COLIN POWELL, CIVIL RIGHTS LEADER REV. AL SHARPTON CALLS FOR THE RENAMING OF BROOKLYN STREET NAMED AFTER CONFEDERATE ARMY LEADER ROBERT E. LEE
New York, NY (Tuesday, October 19, 2021) – Civil rights leader Rev. Al Sharpton is calling for a street in Brooklyn, New York, named after Confederate army leader Robert. E. Lee to be renamed in honor of the late United States General and former Secretary of State Colin Powell.
Rev. Sharpton and National Action Network (NAN) have previously condemned the street, General Lee Avenue, which runs through the center of Fort Hamilton, New York City’s only US military base. Robert E. Lee is infamously known for leading the Confederate troops during the Civil War.
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