Speakout

Friday, October 30, 2020

Thoughts on renaming Felker Street

An idea to consider after changing the name of the street from Daddy Felker to Lincoln. I can understand why they would want to do that, but it would be nice if the university would put a stone marker on the property, explaining who Daddy Felker was and what he did for the community. And why the name had been changed. Make a little marker, not a tree, thatís gonna die and somebody is going to knock the marker off. Make a permanent stone marker somewhere explaining the street had been named Daddy Felker, such and such years, and do it that way.

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I was just reading the article changing Felker Street to Lincoln Avenue. Iím wondering if everyone in the community, or whoever you all talked to about that, forgot about the fact there is already a Lincoln Street or Lincoln Avenue in Sunset Addition. I grew up in Sikeston. I remember Daddy Felker and I remember him being a friend of my father. And I grew up in Sunset and I know people, basically raised doing their time and were brought up in this area didnít want the name of the street changed. You took our school away from us when we had a school in the neighborhood. You gonna take everything else in the neighborhood away too?