NYC Honorary Street Names


Bertram L. Baker Way (Brooklyn)
Present name:Jefferson Avenue
Location:Between Throop Avenue and Tompkins Avenue
Honoree: Bertram L. Baker (d. 1985) was the first person of African descent elected to the State Legislature representing Bedford-Stuyvesant. He was Assembly majority whip from 1966 until his retirement in April 1970.
Ella Baker Terrace (Manhattan)
Present name:None
Location:Lenox Terrace at 135th Street
Honoree: Ella Baker (1903-1986) a long time resident of Harlem, organized the 1960 meeting out of which the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) arose and was a coordinator of the Freedom Riders. She also helped organize the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP).

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