'Bde Maka Ska': Minneapolis Park Board Adds Dakota Name To Lake Calhoun SignsThe Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board will add placards bearing the Dakota name "Bde Maka Ska" to all entry signs surrounding Lake Calhoun Friday afternoon.
To Rename Or Not? Institutions Reconsider Honors For RacistsThe massacre at a predominantly black South Carolina church has institutions from Alaska to Connecticut evaluating whether they should continue enshrining the names of historical figures linked to slavery and the Confederacy.
New Petition Calls For Name Change Of Lake CalhounA new petition is asking that the name of Lake Calhoun be changed. The lake is named after John C. Calhoun, a former war department secretary who helped bring Fort Snelling to Minnesota. He is also known for supporting slavery.
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Target Pulls Confederate Soldier CostumeTarget Corporation has removed a Confederate officer costume from sales on its website in the aftermath of the murders at a black Charleston, South Carolina church last week.
Views On Slavery Cause Lake Calhoun Renaming EffortThe Minneapolis Parks Board is being asked to change the name of Lake Calhoun because its namesake was a politician who supported slavery.