Arlington County to rename Lee Highway

Arlington County, Virginia – A northern Virginia county wants to rename Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee highway.
On its Saturday meeting, the board within Arlington County announced that they will vote next month to rename Lee Highway for abolitionist John Langston.
Board members said the name change will cost $300,000 and the extra month will allow for more community engagement.
John Langston was the first Black person to be elected to Congress from Virginia.

Donald Wolfe

Donald’s writings have appeared in HuffPost, Washington Examiner, The Saturday Evening Post, and The Virginian-Pilot, among other publications. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia. He is the Virginian Tribune's Publisher.

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