Six Confederate-honoring street names in Alexandria could be renamed to honor prominent Black figures

Forrest Street, named for Nathan Bedford Forrest (image via Google Maps)

Just after the full list of potential new street names was revealed, the City of Alexandria said six public streets could be renamed as the opening of a 15-year process.

The city plans an open public hearing on Nov. 30 at 6 p.m. in Alexandria City Hall (301 King Street) to discuss the proposed names or potential alternatives.

According to a release from the City of Alexandria, the street names changes being considered are:

The proposal to begin renaming streets was introduced on Jan. 10, 2023, with a plan to rename roughly three streets per year. If the new names are approved by the City Council, three of them will be changed in January 2024.

Photo via Google Maps