Ducey says he’ll consider renaming Jefferson Davis highway in Arizona
PHOENIX — Gov. Doug Ducey says he’ll have the state transportation department review the name of a highway memorializing the Confederacy’s president, Jefferson Davis.
Ducey said Friday that he’d like to see those stretches of highway renamed after Arizonans.
Rep. Reginald Bolding earlier this week called for a highway marker on U.S. 60 in Apache Junction that bears Davis’s name removed and the highway renamed. He said honoring supporters of slavery isn’t right.
Bolding is the only black member of the state Legislature. His push was prompted by the June 17 church shooting that killed six African American parishioners in South Carolina and controversy over flying the confederate flag.