Protestors Renew Calls For Faneuil Hall Name Change

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Dozens of Roxbury residents gathered Saturday to renew their call for the city to change the name of Faneuil Hall.

"More money is coming through Faneuil Hall than all businesses combined in the city," said demonstrator Judith Foster, "and the fact that there is not one Black proprietor there should be a problem to all of us."

Foster was one of several speakers who took the mic on the corner of Warren Street in Roxbury Saturday afternoon.

She said the next mayor of Boston should consider renaming the famed Faneuil Hall Marketplace, which is named after slave trader Peter Faneuil, and that there should be more of an effort to support the city's communities of color.

"We demand a commitment from the next mayor," she said. "A focus on the success of Black, brown, and all children of color in the city of Boston."

WBZ NewsRadio's Mike Macklin reports:

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