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Richmond NAACP to propose change for Jefferson Davis highway

Posted at 9:47 AM, Jun 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-08 09:47:41-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- The Richmond branch of the NAACP is proposing a name change for a highway that currently honors Confederate President Jefferson Davis.

The organization will be joined in a news conference Monday afternoon by the Jefferson Davis Neighborhood Civic Association.

The association sent a letter to a city councilwoman Saturday urging that the highway's name be changed to a name that’s "more suitable to the culture we currently live in."

Other localities in the state have already changed the name: The road is called Richmond Highway in Fairfax and Arlington counties and in the city of Alexandria.