Tivoli Circle & Victory Place as a Blue Star Memorial for Veterans in New Orleans

Jan 02, 2021 160

During 1807-1810 the New Orleans City Council established the legal name of the street as Tivoli Circle. The name has never been changed. In 2020, The New Orleans City Council passed motion M-20-170 to remedy mistreatment of immigrant groups such as Italians by changing street names. That motion did not include renaming streets which honor Italians.  A  recent Op-Ed was published in The Advocate supporting this petition.

As a result of motion M-20-170, the city council appointed a Street Renaming Commission which has proposed removing Tivoli Circle as the name.  We want to stop that from happening. Removing the name of an Italian town known for its gardens would be a continuation of this mistreatment which is known for the 1891 lynching of 11 acquitted Italians in which the mayor played a part. The land inside Tivoli Circle could be named Victory Place and honor the U S military as a Blue & Gold Star Memorial.

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