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Northern California City Named After Confederate General Considers Name Change

FORT BRAGG (CBS13) – Fort Bragg in Mendocino County is responding to the public outcry to drop its Confederate name.

The city, located on the Northern California Coast, was named after Confederate Army General Braxton Bragg who had previously fought in the Mexican-American War.

A post to the city's Facebook page said officials will discuss plans to put the name change on the ballot later this month.

Responding to many requests (some local and many not) that the City of Fort Bragg, California change its name to avoid...

Posted by City of Fort Bragg California on Friday, June 12, 2020

If the motion passes, voters will decide in November.

The call for change comes as nationwide protests over the death of George Floyd and other black men in police custody continue on.

Floyd was killed in Minneapolis in late May when an officer kneeled on his neck for nearly nine minutes while Floyd was in handcuffs.

In the midst of the ongoing protests, several Confederate statues have been destroyed and removed across the country.

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