Sandy Springs to Consider Renaming Roswell Road H. Rap Brown Road In Honor of Civil Rights Leader

Fresh off the pavement, Georgia Road Kill picked up a new story concerning the north Fulton County city of Sandy Springs.

It seems municipal leaders are exploring a way to honor former Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) chairman H. Rap Brown; renaming Roswell Road, H. Rap Brown Road.

Sandy Springs officials hope to make a formal announcement in February to coincide with Black History Month.

Sources close to the talks say that while H. Rap has a turbulent history, including shooting two Fulton County Sheriff's deputies in 2000, the good Brown did far outweighs the bad.

"H. Rap Brown deserves to be recognized in our city," a high level official said. The official refused to be identified.

The source also added that this is one of the city's many efforts to demonstrate its diversity. There are also rumblings that North Springs High School may be renamed to honor Black Panther leader Huey P. Newton.

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