Lake Calhoun

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board added “Bde Maka Ska” to signs around Lake Calhoun earlier this fall.

The move came after more than a 1,000 people signed a petition asking the board to rename the lake, saying “Lake Calhoun” represents a history of slavery and racism.

The lake was named after John Caldwell Calhoun, a South Carolina statesman, former vice president, senator, secretary of state and proponent of slavery. He is infamously known for preaching slavery as “a positive good” in the 1800s.