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Charleston Massacre Renews Calls To Rename Lake Calhoun

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) -- Provoked because of the horror in Charelston, some people here in Minnesota are petitioning to change the name of a popular Minneapolis lake.

A petition has been created on the website calling for the Minneapolis Park Board to rename Lake Calhoun.

The lake was named after John C. Calhoun, a U.S. Senator from South Carolina, who also served as vice president and secretary of war. Calhoun was known as a supporter of slavery.

Because of that, the petition says "His name and legacy should not be honored anywhere."

So far, the petition has gotten nearly 400 signatures.


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