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To: Councilman Antonio Reynoso

Change the Name of Havemeyer Street - Named After a Family That Got Rich Off of Slave Sugar!

Reason for signing

  • The Havemeyer family profited from slave labor, ran a monopoly that exploited people the world over, artificially elevated the price of sugar and created America's dependency on cheaper sweeteners such as high fructose corn syrup, and also violently retaliated against their striking workers. They deserve to be consigned to the ash heap of history. Change the name. http://www.brooklynpaper.com/stories/30/29/30_29sugarssordid.html