In most big cities, altering a street sign is not much cause for fanfare. But Fort Lauderdale’s decision to re-brand one particular street is being hailed by many in the city’s African-American community.
In every major city, there's at least one street sign that tells black folks they're in the right place, but tells white folks that they probably took a wrong turn.
For decades in Fort Lauderdale, one of those signs has read Sistrunk Boulevard.
The boulevard, which runs through the city’s historically black business district, is currently at the center of a contentious debate between two communities.
And the dispute is raising questions about what it takes for a neighborhood with a troubled past to rehabilitate its image.