Johnson County Name Change Considered

Quite a few leaders in the Golden Ghetto wants to break with the past and offer hope to progressives.

Here's the plan . . .

"Rev. Thomas Johnson was a slaveholder and led the “Bogus Legislature” that sought to install Kansas as a slave state before the Civil War. But rather than renaming Johnson County, the Charter Commission may decide to change its namesake."

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Johnson County is named after a major pro-slavery advocate. A new proposal would change that

A recommendation to consider whether Johnson County should be named after its slave owning namesake is among 18 suggested changes that have been submitted by members of the county Charter Commission for its consideration.