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From Niggerhead to Negrohead to Ballard, a Mountain Finally Gets A Decent Name

Cholly ·
John Ballard A Southern California mountain that was once named Niggerhead, then Negrohead has just been renamed Ballard Mountain in honor of its first African-American settler, John Ballard. The fight for the renaming of the controversially named...
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EbonyRose ·
Name change halts longtime racial slur Ballard Mountain no longer called ‘Negrohead’ By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com NAME-CALLING—John Ballard as he appeared in the 1880s. A mountain peak in Lobo Canyon, listed on government documents as “Negrohead Mountain,” has been officially changed to Ballard Mountain in honor of John Ballard, who is said to have been the first African American to settle in the Santa Monica Mountains. The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors adopted...
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EbonyRose ·
It was incredible how little information I was able to find on this man. When you think about how much of our history is lost/unknown/buried ... it really kinda just boggles the mind. Name change halts longtime racial slur Ballard Mountain no longer called ‘Negrohead’ By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com NAME-CALLING—John Ballard as he appeared in the 1880s. A mountain peak in Lobo Canyon, listed on government documents as “Negrohead Mountain,” has been officially changed to Ballard...
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Vox ·
You'd be surprised at how many great stories there are about our ancestors, especially from that time period, just waiting to be discovered, ER. I've got a great-great-great grandfather, born a slave in 1797 on a plantation, whose name appears in a voting record from the late 1860s. When I think about a man who spent most of his life as a slave, living to vote in an election, I would kill to learn about his life, and what was going on in his community at that time. There are surely...
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sunnubian ·
I still can't get past the fact that this was the 'official' name of a place, anywhere. I guess it is just further proof of the lower base of racists in America. I'm sure that if this place was officially named 'niggerhead' mountain, it is only one of MANY places of the kind in America.
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EbonyRose ·
Little-Known Black History Fact: Shameful Names Date: Friday, February 26, 2010, 5:50 am By: Jackie Jones, BlackAmericaWeb.com The "Little-Known Black History Fact" on Thursday’s "Tom Joyner Morning Show" featured the recently-renamed Ballard Mountain, named after a black pioneer who settled the area above Santa Monica, California in the 19th century. The mountain was once officially listed on California maps first as Negrohead Mountain. In 1955, at the request of the NAACP, an area near...
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James Wesley Chester ·
There are locations bearing the name of the 'N-word' all over the nation. For instance: The famous Camptown Races were run in Wyoming County located in Northeas PENNSYLVANIA!! I know. Like me, you thought those ladies with the twirling umbrellas were 'southern belles'. Wrong!!!! And here's the 'kicker'. Stephen Foster was a Pennsylvania native. He was called 'The Pennsylvania Troubadour'. And....guess what is 'right down the road?? 'Negro Pond' changed from 'Nigger Pond' in the late 90s.
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