News Release: Public Meeting on Request for Aycock Street & Westover Terrace Renaming Set for December 13

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CITY OF GREENSBORO Contact: Steve Galanti
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Phone: 336-373-2918

Public Meeting on Request for Aycock Street
& Westover Terrace Renaming Set for December 13

GREENSBORO, NC (December 6, 2017) – The public is invited to attend an open house from 4-7 pm Wednesday, December 13, to learn more about a request City Council is considering to rename all or a portion of Aycock Street and Westover Terrace. The open house takes place at the Old North State Boy Scout Council Office, 1405 Westover Terrace.

The request being considered is to honor Josephine Boyd, the first African American to attend Grimsley High School, by naming a section of or all of Aycock and Westover Terrace to Josephine Boyd Street.

For more information about the proposal or the open house, contact Steve Galanti at 336-373-2918 or by e-mail<mailto:steve.galanti@greensboro-nc.gov?subject=Street%20Renaming>.

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Debby Davis
Communications Specialist
Communications & Marketing Department
City of Greensboro
336-373-3640
300 W. Washington St., Greensboro
www.greensboro-nc.gov

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2 Comments on "News Release: Public Meeting on Request for Aycock Street & Westover Terrace Renaming Set for December 13"

  1. I am very much opposed to renaming these streets. I worked and lived in Greensboro area for 30 years and strongly resent what I consider to be public correctness that the City is engaged in. I’m sure Ms. Boyd is a fine lady but leave the history alone. If you really want to do away with PC just rename the city to Blacksboro, NC. I also resent the fact that Lee St., Aycock School, Aycock auditorium was renamed. I know Mr. Aycock’s history was not the best in black peoples eyes but he did a lot of good educationally for everyone. History is history, good or bad, and should not be changed on some politician’s whim. Thank you.

  2. As commented above this street should not be renamed. History is history.

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