Yuma Sun

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.

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