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Opinions split on Orange Avenue renaming

Opinions split on Orange Avenue renaming
Opinions split on Orange Avenue renaming
Posted at 2:00 PM, Dec 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-08 09:20:25-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Tallahassee city commissioners have unanimously voted to approve renaming a portion of Orange Avenue after civil rights activist C.K. Steele.

A noble cause, but some people in the community aren't on the same page.

"If it is changed to C.K. Steele, like I said, he's a very prestigious person," said Natasha Gross, a student at World Class Academy of Beauty in Tallahassee, "but Orange Avenue is what we know about."

"I mean--that's the way it should be," said Willie James. "Just leave it alone, don't even bother it. This is a pretty historical area and it's been here for many years."

City commissioner Curtis Richardson says, this is nothing new. The city faced a similar response after the push to rename what we now know as Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.