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General News    H4'ed 6/27/18

Virginia Removes Confederate President's Name From Highway

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The Alexandria City Council voted unanimously to take the name Jefferson Davis off the stretch of Route 1 that runs north of Old Town; Jefferson Davis was the president of the Confederate States of America during the Civil War. The council decided to rename the road Richmond Highway instead, partly because that’s already the name of the road south of Old Town (where it’s divided and known as Patrick and Henry Streets) as it winds through Fairfax County, VA. The name change will go into effect on January 1, 2019.

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Meryl Ann Butler is an artist, author, educator and OpedNews Managing Editor who has been actively engaged in utilizing the arts as stepping-stones toward joy-filled wellbeing since she was a hippie. She began writing for OpEdNews in Feb, 2004. She became a Senior Editor in August 2012 and Managing Editor in January, (more...)

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