NYC Honorary Street Names


Lloyd E. Dickens Place (Manhattan)
Present name:West 127th Street
Location:Between Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard and Frederick Douglass Boulevard
Honoree: Lloyd E. Dickens was considered the dean of black politicians in New York City. A realtor and insurance broker, he represented Harlem in the NYS Assembly from 1959 to 1964. He was chief architect of Adam Clayon Powell's bid to be the first black congreesman from New York City and organized the effort that elected Hulan Jack as Manhattan's first black Borough President. He also organized the first black-owned mortgage company and was a founding director of the Freedom National Bank. He died at age 86 in 1988.

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