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Robert E. Lee statue recently was removed from a park that was also named after him. Now with the statue gone the park is thinking about officially changing the name.

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According to Okayplayer, some residents in Dallas want the park to be named after R&B singer Erykah Badu. A petition has been made on change.org and currently it has over 1,700 signatures. Co-founder of Central Track, Pete Freedman also made comments about why the park should be named after Badu.

Freedman said, “Lord knows the renowned R&B singer deserves that distinction. Hell, they already named a whole day after her down in Houston, recognizing her many accomplishments and all that she’s done to inspire young artists around the state, and somehow beating Dallas to that punch. Naming a local park after her would go a long way toward making up for that misstep, for sure.” We will keep you posted on what happens with the park name.

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