Georgia city to strip slavery advocate’s name from plaza


              A plaque dedicating Calhoun Square in honor of former U.S. Vice President John C. Calhoun is embedded among the square's bricks in the downtown historic district of Savannah, Ga., Thursday, Nov. 10, 2022. The Savannah City Council voted to remove Calhoun's name from the square, citing his history as an outspoken slavery advocate in the decades preceding the Civil War. The move comes two years after a statue of Calhoun was taken down in Charleston, S.C. Savannah officials say the square that bore Calhoun's name for more than 170 years will be renamed later. (AP Photo/Russ Bynum)
            
              A sign stands at the entrance to Calhoun Square in the downtown historic district of Savannah, Ga., on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2022. The Savannah City Council has voted to remove Calhoun's name from the square, which was named in 1851 for John C. Calhoun, a former U.S. vice president and senator who was also an outspoken advocate of slavery in the decades preceding the Civil War. The move comes two years after a statue of Calhoun was taken down in Charleston, S.C. Savannah officials say the square that bore Calhoun's name for more than 170 years will be renamed later. (AP Photo/Russ Bynum)
Georgia city to strip slavery advocate’s name from plaza