Atlanta's Confederate Avenue evokes Old South, but may get new name

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A roadway in Atlanta serves as a concrete reminder to drivers, joggers and neighbors that Georgia once took up arms against the United States of America.

It's called Confederate Avenue.

Running 1.4 miles (2.25 kilometers) from the leafy edges of gentrified Grant Park to the gritty bustle of Moreland Avenue, its name once got little notice. But now, amid a national re-examination of Confederate symbols, it's a trigger for debate and a likely target for a new name.


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