Fans Of Rapper Shawty Lo Creates Online Petition Change The Name Of Bankhead Highway To Shawty Lo Parkway

Fans Of Rapper Shawty Lo Creates Online Petition Change The Name Of Bankhead Highway To Shawty Lo Parkway
Fans Of Rapper Shawty Lo Creates Online Petition
Change The Name Of Bankhead Highway To Shawty Lo Parkway
BHR Hollywood Reports.......An online petition to change the name of the former Bankhead Highway from Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway to Shawty Lo Parkway is quickly picking up traction.

Carlos “Shawty Lo” Walker, the Atlanta rapper known for the hit “Dey Know,” died Sept. 21 in a fiery crash on the I-285 southbound ramp to Cascade Road, Fulton County police said.

The Change.org petition, which started Wednesday, will be delivered to Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed when it reaches a goal of 1,500 signatures.
Rapper Shawty Lo 

The web push had 1,424 supporters as of 12:45 p.m. Friday.

Petition creator, Mecy Washington, said the rapper was “overly active” in his native Bankhead community and went by the nickname “King of Bankhead” or “K.O.B.”

“[Shawty Lo] was overly active in his bankhead community.

 So much so, that neighborhood locals honored him by giving him the nickname “King of Bankhead” abbreviated K.O.B in which he utilized as much as he did his rap name Shawty Lo.

What better way to honor this extraordinary man then to rename the street in which he grew up on and a community that he never left behind even after his success!”

Donald Lee Hollowell 
Hard to argue against that line of reasoning. But, it may not be as easy to convince the city to go along with the name change since Donald Lee Hollowell was a Civil Rights attorney who fought to desegregate the University of Georgia and once helped secure Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s prison release in 1960.

Even being considered puts Shawty Lo in good company.

Shawty Lo 
 After his fatal car crash last week, he’s received at outpouring of respect shown from fans and peers, including a tribute from Beyonce that shouldn’t go unnoticed. So while the petition’s aim is high, there’s always an outside chance it reaches the intended goal.

The road is currently named after Hollowell, the late civil rights attorney who successfully sued the University of Georgia and made it possible for Hamilton Holmes and Charlayne Hunter to integrate the school.

He served as legal counsel and confidante to civil rights icons and other notable figures.

 And in 1966, President Lyndon B. Johnson appointed Hollowell as the regional director of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, making him the first black regional director of a key federal agency.
 Hollowell died in 2004.
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