After Thirty Years of Trying, Richmond’s Boulevard Renamed for Arthur Ashe


  Arthur Ashe won three Grand Slam titles, Wimbledon, the US Open and the Australian Open.
(Credit Wikimedia Commons)

This weekend the Boulevard — a historic road through Virginia’s capitol city — will be renamed.

The new name? Arthur Ashe Boulevard.

That’s in honor of the tennis great and humanitarian who was born in Richmond. Ashe died in 1993. And, as Mallory Noe-Payne reports, attempts to honor his legacy have been long in the making.

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