‘It’s 2024, not 1860’: Group petitions to change street named after slaveholder

Cameron Avenue is named after Paul Cameron – a UNC trustee and North Carolina’s largest slaveholder in 1860. (Jessica Simmons / Carolina Connection)

A local organization is petitioning the Chapel Hill Town Council to rename one of the town’s most prominent roads: Cameron Avenue. The group wants to change the name to “Pauli Murray Avenue” as a way to eliminate racist street names.

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