To the Editor,

As we look at renaming Division Street, let’s analyze the name. It was called Division Street because it divided the City of Atchison from the County of Atchison,. This is no longer valid. It has been seen as meaning dividing the black community from the white community. This is not valid either but it is perceived that way. By changing the name we correct both the original meaning and the invalid perception. Thus there is no valid reason to keep the name Division Street.

John E. Bishop


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