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Black Caucus members seek name change for city of Fort Bragg

Black Caucus members seek name change for city of Fort Bragg

Members of the California Legislative Black Caucus have asked the mayor of Fort Bragg, in the northern part of the state, to seek a change in the city’s name to disassociate it from the Confederate army general for whom it is named. Fort Bragg began in 1857 as a military outpost to oversee the Mendocino Indian Reservation. One of its founders named it after his former commanding officer, Braxton Bragg, who later became a general in the Confederate Army. Before joining that force, Bragg was a general in the United States Army. Eight members of the caucus signed a letter to Mayor Dave Turner on Thursday that said a name change for the city of 7,200 people is a natural follow-up to...

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