Tara, of course, takes its name from Scarlett O'Hara's home in "Gone With The Wind," a legendary name from Margaret Mitchell's legendary novel. But, Tara never really existed.
Tara Boulevard sweeps through Clayton County, now mostly a black community and Bob Hartley, leader of the group seeking the name change, thought saluting Parks "would be appropriate," the Atlanta Journal-Constitution said.
First response, though, was not a hopeful sign. Clayton County Commission Chairman Eldrin Bell agreed Parks' memory should be honored but with something bigger than a road.