Miami Beach considers whether to take Arthur Godfrey’s name off road

Miami Beach considers whether to take Arthur Godfrey’s name off road

Arthur Godfrey at Kenilworth HotelMiami Herald | News 

He captivated the country with his voice, ukulele and red hair. In the 1950s and 60s, Arthur Godfrey exhorted the nation over the airwaves to come to Miami Beach and, in thanks, the city co-named 41st Street as Arthur Godfrey Road.

More than half a century later, the Miami Beach Commission is entertaining a proposal to remove his name from the street. The commissioner calling for the change says he is not relevant anymore; others allege he was anti-Semitic and his name should not grace one of the defining thoroughfares of the city.

Read more: http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/miami-dade/miami-beach/article1977826.html

Follow up: Godfrey name closer to disappearing from Miami Beach street

Miami Herald | News 

Arthur Godfrey Road is one step closer to vanishing from Miami Beach – 60 years after the broadcaster put the city on the map.

Read more: http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/miami-dade/article3501994.html

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