Bill proposes to name part of Tennessee Road after President Donald Trump Boulevard

Nashville, Tenn. (WSMV) – Tennessee lawmakers will consider a bill to rename sections of John Lewis Way in Davidson County to President Donald Trump Boulevard.

The road was recently renamed in honor of Congressman John Lewis, a civil rights leader and one of the original 13 “Freedom Riders.” He led a historic afternoon walkout that led to Nashville becoming the first Southern city to begin desegregating public spaces.

If passed, President Donald Trump Boulevard would begin where current representative John Lewis Way intersects with James Robertson Parkway and end at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. intersection. Part of the road is still called Representative John Lewis Way. The address of the Cordell Hull state office building will also change.

Metro Councilwoman Zulfat Suara tweeted, “This is ridiculous. We are fighting this.”

In The proposed bill was introduced in the House on Jan. 31 by Representative Paul Sherrell, a Republican who represents the 43rd District, which includes Warren and White counties.

Sen. Frank Nicely, a Republican, represents the 8th District, which includes Claiborne, Grainger, Hancock, Jefferson, Sevier and Union counties. put forward the version of the senate on February 1, which also marked the beginning of Black History Month.

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