Rename Our Lands prioritizes the southern region of the USA. This focus is attributed to the following information:
The second visual provides an overview of 64 US counties in the south that are named in honor of confederates (Stephen Wilkus, 2020).
Rename Our Lands researches the existence of each of these locations and supports local efforts to rename them.
As of late 2015, hundreds of American lands have racial slurs/epithets within their names. It is important to note that most (if not all) American lands named using the term "Negro," originally used the N-word until a 1960s federal mandate required that "Negro" be leveraged as a replacement.
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