Nephew leads re­nam­ing bid to honor ten­nis great Ashe

Las Vegas Review-Journal - - NATION -

Arthur Ashe Jr.’s nephew is lead­ing a bid to re­name a Rich­mond, Vir­ginia, thor­ough­fare for the ground­break­ing black ten­nis player.

“If we can re­name the Boule­vard af­ter him, it would be a huge cul­tural step for­ward,” says Ashe’s nephew, David Har­ris Jr.

A pro­posal to re­name the street, called sim­ply “Boule­vard,” for Ashe has been de­feated twice since his death in 1993. A third pro­posal comes be­fore the City Coun­cil for a vote Mon­day.

Ashe’s home­town has an ath­letic cen­ter named af­ter him, along with a bronze sculp­ture of the U.S. Open, Wim­ble­don and Aus­tralian Open win­ner.

Arthur Ashe Jr.

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