Is A Name Change Possible For Negro Mountain?

(Photo Credit: MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images) A view of the Blue Ridge Mountains emerging from the morning fog are seen from the Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park in Virginia, October 25, 2012.

(Photo Credit: MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images) A view of the Blue Ridge Mountains emerging from the morning fog are seen from the Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park in Virginia, October 25, 2012.

(Source: NewsRadio 1020 KDKA) Mike Pintek
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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Democratic member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives Rosita Youngblood joined The Mike Pintek Show to discuss a controversial landmark.

“Negro Mountain” is located in the Allegheny Mountain range, and Youngblood thinks it is time for a name change.

Youngblood has teamed up with Maryland legislators on a campaign to change the name of the Mountain to Nemesis Mountain.

Nemesis was the name of a slave for whom the mountain is named. Nemesis is said to have saved white settlers from attacking Native Americans.  “Negro Mountain” was originally named as a tribute to the war hero.

Listen to the Mike Pintek Show weekdays noon to 3 p.m. on NewsRadio 1020 KDKA

 

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