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Sonny Carson Ave.

Posted by Jack Stephens on June 3, 2007

Keith Boykin, who lives in Harlem, blogs about a New York City Council proposal of renaming a street after controversial figure Sonny Carson:

The street names celebrate some of the great legends in black history. But now there’s a new controversy in New York about renaming another street for a different black folk hero. His name is Sonny Carson, and whether he was a hero or a villain may very well depend on your perspective. Some, like Mayor Mike Bloomberg and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, describe Carson as a racist criminal. But others, like City Councilmen Charles Barron and Albert Vann, who are black, say there’s much to cheer about Carson’s life story. So should the city name a street after him?

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