SARAH RANKIN and DENISE LAVOIE Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — David Harris Jr., a nephew of humanitarian and tennis legend Arthur Ashe, tried for decades to get a street named after his uncle in Richmond, the hometown that once denied Ashe access to segregated public tennis courts. Finally, in 2019, the city council approved the renaming over the objections of some residents. So it was gratifying, Harris said, to see Virginia's governor announce plans to remove an iconic statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee after days of protests over the death of George Floyd. "My hat is off to them for getting this done," Harris said Friday. "It took me 25 years to get the street name changed. I commend these young folks for getting these guys to see it within a week and a half." In re
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