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Mayor Stoney announces support in name change of Jefferson Davis Highway

The Richmond Virginia Branch NAACP and the Jefferson Davis Neighborhood Civic Association will...
The Richmond Virginia Branch NAACP and the Jefferson Davis Neighborhood Civic Association will be holding a press conference on renaming Jefferson Davis Highway.(nbc12)
Published: Jul. 21, 2020 at 1:58 PM EDT
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RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Mayor Levar Stoney announced his support in changing the name of Jefferson Davis Highway within the city limits to Richmond Highway.

In June, the Richmond NAACP Branch and the Jefferson Davis Neighborhood Civic Association held a press conference on renaming the highway.

Last year, Arlington County changed the name of Jefferson Davis US or route 1 to Richmond Highway.

The city of Alexandria also made a similar change.

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