Candidates agree that New York City should rename sites named for slaveholders.

All five leading candidates for mayor agreed on Thursday night that New York City should consider renaming sites named for slaveholders.

“Many people are surprised to learn a number of iconic places in our city are named after individuals who held people as slaves,” said Maurice DuBois, one of the event’s moderators. “Should New Yorkers have to live on streets or go to schools or buildings named for slave holders or should those names be changed?”

All five leading candidates for mayor agreed on Thursday night that New York City should consider renaming sites named for slaveholders .

“Many people are surprised to learn a number of iconic places in our city are named after individuals who held people as slaves,” said Maurice DuBois, one of […]

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