New Orleans has been a leader among localities working to identify and rename local streets named for figures who committed treason against the United States. At a plenary held at the 2022 annual meeting, members of and advisers to the New Orleans City Council Street Renaming Commission discussed the process by which roads including Slidell Street, named for a Confederate ambassador, will be renamed for significant New Orleanians. This was just one of many AHA22 discussions about the effects of history on the present. Read more in our annual meeting coverage.

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Perspectives on History February 2022 Cover. Navy cover with an image of two blue street signs, and one black and white sign, on a wooden poll in New Orleans. The street signs are at the crossroads of Slidell and Elmira, and the historic district of Algiers.


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