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Drive to rename Tara road for Rosa Parks

Nov. 18, 2005 at 12:03 PM   |   Comments

ATLANTA, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- A campaign has begun to change the name of Tara Boulevard in suburban Atlanta to honor civil rights icon Rosa Parks.

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.

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