Digital Dialogue: Arthur Ashe Boulevard Celebration

Published: Jun. 20, 2019 at 4:54 AM EDT
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RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - As the city of Richmond gets ready to rename one of its busiest streets after Arthur Ashe, NBC12 took a special look at the star athlete and activist.

The Richmond-native’s life, on and off the tennis court, continues to impact the world, nearly 30 years after his death. It’s why many people in the community say this recognition is long overdue.

On Wednesday Karla Redditte hosted a digital dialogue all about Ashe’s life and legacy.

She was joined by four guests to discuss the significance of renaming the Boulevard:

  • Alphine W. Jefferson, Ph. D, Professor of History and Director of Black Studies at Randolph-Macon College
  • Edwaun Whitehead, Community Organizer/Strategist
  • Baxton Baylor, Creative Director for the Arthur Ashe Boulevard Initiative
  • Andre Johnson, AABLVD Initiative Organizer

Learn more about the Arthur Ashe Boulevard Celebration here.

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