Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms signed a bill Wednesday officially renaming three city streets with Confederate in their names.
Confederate Avenue and East Confederate Avenue will be renamed United Avenue and United Avenue S.E., respectively, and a third street, Confederate Court, will be renamed Trestletree Court, after apartment buildings that are on the street.
Residents of the neighborhoods chose the new names, and new street signs are expected to begin going up after Thanksgiving. About two dozen signs will be affected. A formal ceremony commemorating the change will be held during the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday in January.
After a months-long campaign that included meetings, door-to-door canvassing and a ballot process spearheaded by residents who live along the streets, the renaming measure got the unanimous vote of the Atlanta City Council on Monday.