NYC Honorary Street Names


Mary McLeod Bethune Place (Manhattan)
Present name:West 134th Street
Location:Between Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard and Frederick Douglass Boulevard
Honoree: Mary McLeod Bethune (1875-1955) was an African-American educator, author and civil rights leader. In 1904 she founded a private girls' school in Daytona Beach FL that developed into today's Bethune-Cookman University. Ms. Bethune was also the founder of the National Conference of Negro Women, a vice president of the NAACP, and served in advisory posts in four presidential administrations.

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