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Posted at 06:04 PM ET, 01/14/2014

Alexandria considers repeal of law that requires Confederate street names

An Alexandria, Va. city councilman is introducing legislation to repeal a 1963 law that required, when possible, the naming of any new north-south street for Confederate military leaders.

The same law required any new east-west streets to carry the names of persons or places prominent in American history, according to an AP story.

Councilman Justin Wilson said he is trying to get rid of a series of anachronistic laws that remain on the books, including others that have no connection to the Civil War according to the AP.

A public meeting on the legislation is scheduled for Jan. 25.

By Linda Wheeler  |  06:04 PM ET, 01/14/2014

 
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