Meeting Set To Discuss Renaming Street For Coleman

by Rick Howlett on March 15, 2010

By Rick Howlett

Two Louisville Metro Council members will hold an informational meeting Monday evening on the process of renaming a section of 34th Street in honor of the late Reverend Louis Coleman.

The longtime Louisville civil rights leader died in 2008 at the age of 64.

Metro Councilwomen Judy Green and Cheri Bryant Hamilton are co-sponsoring legislation that would rename 34th Street from Parker Avenue south to Duvalle Drive in Coleman’s honor.

A public hearing on the request will be held by the Metro Planning Commission, which will make a recommendation to the Metro Council.

Monday’s informational meeting is at 6:30pm at the Nia Center on West Broadway.

(Photo Courtesy of the Kentucky Long-Term Policy Research Center)

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Kim from 34th street March 16, 2010 at 3:36 pm

I live on 34th and attended said meeting everyone for the change turned it into a race issue. I for one am against the change because I have lived on 34th for 34 year and don’t feel the need to change name of our street to honor a man who who could not reside in Louisville due to criminal issues Coleman had been arrested over 30 times, used intimidation tactics to extort money from louisville businesses my mother and several other long time resident of North 34th feel the same way I do and we will not stop fighting this

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