For the past year, cities and states across the country have reckoned with racist and historically ignorant namesakes on buildings, street signs and statues. Howard County is now among the jurisdictions intentionally examining whose name gets used and where. Howard County Executive Calvin Ball announced the inception of the Public Facilities and Spaces Commission on Thursday. The 12-person commission is set to examine the names of buildings, streets and statues in the county and decide whether or not to rename them.
Howard launches commission to look at historical namesakes of county-owned streets, buildings, statues
February 5, 2021