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Pastor Wants Presidents’ Names Removed From Chicago Parks

Pastor Wants Presidents’ Names Removed From Chicago Parks
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A local pastor and activist is calling on Mayor Emanuel to change the names of two Chicago parks, saying it’s time to stop honoring slave owners.

Bishop James Dukes sent a letter to Mayor Emanuel and the Chicago Park District on Monday asking the City of Chicago to rename Washington and Jackson Parks which commemorate former presidents George Washington and Andrew Jackson, key historical figures and known slave owners.