The City Council on Wednesday will consider a proposal for a non-binding ballot question this November to stop honoring a Roxbury native who became a colonial governor.
The City Clerk's office says the proposal has enough signatures - ten, starting with former City Councilor Chuck Turner - to be placed on the ballot if the City Council and Mayor Walsh agree. If the council follows its typical course of action on proposals, it will first assign the proposal to a committee for study before a formal council vote.
The Nubian Square Coalition - which also wants to rename the Dudley T station - says it's time to "stop honoring a scarred past" that included legal slave owning in Massachusetts during the tenure of Gov. Joseph Dudley.
Last year, the Bay State Banner, which serves Boston's black community, however, came out against the idea, saying that slaves were far more important to the ancient Nubian civilization than they ever were in Massachusetts and that the Nubians' descendants in the Sudan hardly have a good human-rights record.
The council's regular meeting begins at noon in its fifth-floor chambers in City Hall.