Monday, February 22, 2010

From Nigger - To Negro - To Ballard.


A mountain that once stirred controversy for its name has been renamed in honor of a black pioneer. California's Negrohead Mountain has been renamed Ballard Mountain in honor of John Ballard, a former slave and blacksmith that bought land on the mountain in the 1800s. Descendants of Ballard attended the renaming ceremony Saturday as a plaque with Ballard's name and historical information was placed near the peak. Speaking on the long overdue name change, Ballard's 85-year-old great-grandson Reggie Ballard told the Los Angeles Times:

“I don't know what it means to Los Angeles as a whole, but it means a lot to me.”

This is the second name change for Negrohead, it was previously called Niggerhead Mountain before being renamed in the 1960s. I think Ballard Mountain is much more fitting, I wouldn't be caught dead on Niggerhead!

Souce : HIPHOPWIRED.com



Wally Sez:

Can you believe that in the 1960's the wise politicians of the time thought that "Negrohead" would be a much better name than "Niggerhead"?


I Prefer "Beetlehead".



Wally Oot!

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Heff said...

Negrohead Mountin' ?

That was one of the best pornos I ever saw !

Heff's Bar And Grill returns 02/24/2010.

wallycrawler said...

Yup! Me Too!!!

"Negrohead Mountain" isn't it that right beside "Chink Hills"? and of course "Yid Trail" lays between them!

Look'n forward to it Heff.

Heff said...

LMAO !!!

Die Muräne said...

höhöhö!

The Phosgene Kid said...

could call it cracker mountain - it's ok to take shots at whitey.

wallycrawler said...

Kid how'bout Ginger Mountain?