Two Harlem Streets Renamed For Civil Rights Leaders

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From the NY Times:

On Saturday, two streets in Harlem were named in honor of two civil rights leaders with ties to New York City: A. Philip Randolph and W. E. B. DuBois.

All of 145th Street was named A. Philip Randolph Boulevard, in honor of the labor and political leader. The length of Bradhurst Avenue, running from West 141st Street to 155th Street, was named W. E. B. DuBois Avenue, after the scholar and writer who also helped found the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

Each man was a longtime resident of Harlem, though neither lived there when he died. “They walked those streets,” said Anthony Harmon, the president of the New York chapter of the A. Philip Randolph Institute. “They were part of that community.” They did not live on the streets that are named after them.

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