Wednesday, January 14, 2009
High Wire Work
It seems that everywhere I've gone this week, utility crews have been out in force.
Here, Alabama Power Company employees work on lines above Marie Foster Street.
There was more work on Jeff Davis Avenue, which former Selma residents might be interested to know has just been renamed. The City Council last night voted to change the name to memorialize J.L. Chestnut Jr., Selma's first black lawyer who died a few months ago. Chestnut, whose law firm was once located on Jeff Davis Avenue, defended some of the Civil Rights leaders and activists. Jefferson Davis was president of the Confederate States of America back in the 1860s. I assume this action means that Selma will no longer have an intersection where the "Civil War" meets "Civil Rights" as noted in my post of Signs for the September 1, 2007 Theme Day.