Should Magruder Park change names to shed racist past?


Michael Theis/Route 1 Reporter

Ward Five Hyattsville City Councilor Joseph Solomon.

Some Hyattsville residents and elected officials want to rename Magruder Park, saying its namesake was a supporter of segregation and a Confederate sympathizer.  The move comes amid a national debate about the appropriateness of monuments to the Confederacy, as well as an city initiative to create a long-term plan for...
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