- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 29, 2017

TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Business owners in northeast Oklahoma plan to rename an arts district that currently carries the name of a person who had ties to the Ku Klux Klan.

The Tulsa World reports the Brady Arts District Business Association voted Friday to rename the district. Leaders say the district will have a new name by November that will be inclusive to everyone.

The arts district’s name came under scrutiny four years ago after it was discovered that its namesake, businessman Wyatt Tate Brady, was a KKK member. Recent violence at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, reignited the debate over the name.

Association President Bob Fleischman says the naming process won’t be public because it doesn’t involve public money. He says the name will reflect those who’ve invested in the area.

___

Information from: Tulsa World, https://www.tulsaworld.com


Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide