On Nov. 5, voters across Boston rejected a non-binding ballot question that could have seen Dudley Square renamed Nubian Square.

Almost 29,000 voters said no to the question, “Do you support the renaming/changing of the name of Dudley Square to Nubian Square?” Across the city, only about 46 percent of Boston residents voted in favor of the motion. 

While the vote was citywide, Mayor Martin Walsh has said his administration will pay most attention to the outcome in Roxbury, where according to data provided by the Boston Election Department, voters appeared to support the measure. 

The Scope has created this map to show the level of support in each district.

Map, built via Tableau by staff writer Jordan Erb using data from the provided by the Boston Election Department, shows which areas had the greatest levels of support for renaming Dudley Square.
Map, built via Tableau by staff writer Jordan Erb using data provided by the Boston Election Department, shows which areas had the greatest levels of support for renaming Dudley Square.

 

For more on this story and to find out how the issue evolved, check out this story about the history of the movement behind the name-change.

 

We met with residents in and around Roxbury to see what they thought of the renaming of Dudley Square. Find out how they feel here.

Jordan Erb
erb.j@husky.neu.edu

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