Posted on November 12, 2020

Confederate Avenue Renamed in Virginia Amid Racial Reckoning

Associated Press, November 10, 2020

The city council in Richmond, Virginia, has renamed a stretch of four residential blocks that had been known as Confederate Avenue.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reported Monday that the street’s name is now Laburnum Park Boulevard.

The capital city took down nearly all of its Confederate monuments this summer in the wake of protests against racial injustice.

“We realize this won’t be earth-shattering or change systemic racism, but all of us can do something to create a more welcoming and inclusive community,” said Gwen Corley Creighton, a resident who worked with her neighbors to petition the city for the change.