FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) -- After 125 years, Charleston, South Carolina plans to remove this statue of John C. Calhoun.
Calhoun was the 7th Vice President of the United States – and a vigorous supporter of slavery. When many in the South were calling it a "necessary evil", he called it a "positive good."
Many residents of Fort Wayne might not know one of the city's oldest streets bears his name.
This was confirmed by both the Fort Wayne’s History Center and a 1945 copy of the Old Fort News.
Calhoun Street runs through the heart of the city and in front of the courthouse, just a block from where protesters are calling for racial justice.
Black Lives Matter protestor, Quinn L’Heyex says "I would love to see Fort Wayne, a place that I've called home my whole life, catch up with the times and realize that these are not the people we want to dedicate streets and monuments too.”
The City of Fort Wayne says it has never received a request to rename the street, but if it did it would require a petition signed by 60 percent of property owners on the street and approval by Mayor Tom Henry.
One Calhoun Street business owner says it's just a part of history. "It's already done and been done for many years and it has nothing to do with being racist. It's just history, it's a part of Fort Wayne.”
Fort Wayne's NAACP President Sheila Curry Campbell says that everyone should care. "Are we paying attention? Do we care? Some think it's a Black and White thing but it's a human thing."