Tulsa to try again on vote to change street name

By: From Wire Reports
By: From Wire Reports

TULSA, Okla. (AP) - After its city council couldn't decide whether to rename a street honoring a businessman who was in the Ku Klux Klan, some in Tulsa worry a drawn-out fight may harm the city.

Council members informally split 4-4 Thursday on whether to take Wyatt Tate Brady's name off an important city street. He helped found Tulsa a century ago and may have helped kindle Tulsa's 1921 race riot.

Black leaders say that keeping the name would tell the world that Tulsa still embraces racism. Some who spoke at a council meeting Thursday say Tulsa should keep Brady Street but use his story as a way to teach future generations about the dangers of racial intolerance.

A formal vote is set for next week.

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