Johnson County asked residents for input on renaming Negro Creek — Here are the responses so far

Negro Creek

Last year, Johnson County asked residents to submit their ideas for potentially renaming Negro Creek, above, a waterway which runs for 6.5 miles through Leawood and Overland Park. Some new names suggested by residents included Freedom Creek and Hope Creek. Other respondents said changing the name would be bowing to "wokeness" and "cancel culture." File image.

It wasn’t long after an article on Negro Creek ran in Johnson County’s Best Times magazine that suggestions for alternative names began coming in.

Freedom Creek, Liberation Creek, Emancipation Creek, Mo-Kan Creek, Stanley Creek, Juneteenth Creek, BLM Creek, Racial Justice Creek.