Selma City Council Considers Street Name Change


By George McDonald

From the West Alabama Newsroom-- The Selma City Council is considering a request to rename a city street after a woman some people call the Mother of the Voting Rights Movement.

A group wants to rename Lapsley Street – in honor of Amelia and Samuel Boynton. The couple fought for voting rights in Selma and Dallas County for more than thirty years.

The city council is planning a public hearing on the matter to give residents a voice in the process.

“The council position is that we should engage the public in the process of renaming the street,” said Council President Corey Bowie.

Bowie says a date for the public hearing should be set in the next few weeks.

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