Letter: People, not ‘Fame,’ are the threat

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, June 17, 2020

I must disagree with Jackie Miller in her column published June 9 that “leaving ‘Fame’ where it is today is a safety threat to our community.” An inanimate object is not a threat.  People are the threat.

Maybe we should change the name of Ellis Street and remove his historical marker. John Ellis was governor and led the secession of North Carolina from the union.

Andrew Jackson could be next.

Historical note: In 1655, John Casor became the first person of African descent in Britain’s 13 colonies to be legally declared as a slave for life. His owner, Anthony Johnson, was also a black man.

— Marvin Jones