A group of prominent Boston leaders is getting involved in the debate over the name of Yawkey Way.
A letter, signed by business and nonprofit leaders and Boston Cardinal Sean O'Malley, urges city leaders not to change the name of the Yawkey Way, and it accuses the Red Sox of making the renaming of a street into a racial issue.
The letter was presented to the Boston panel responsible for changing street names on Thursday.
Rev. Ray Hammond, trustee at the Yawkey Foundation and founder and pastor of Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Boston.
This segment aired on March 15, 2018.
- Effort To Rename Yawkey Way Met With Passionate Pleas From Both Sides
- Red Sox File Petition To Change Name Of Yawkey Way