NYC Honorary Street Names
Tom Feelings Way (Brooklyn)
Present name:Putnam Avenue
Location:Between Bedford Avenue and Nostrand Avenue
Honoree: Thomas Feelings (1933-2003), who grew up in Bedford-Stuyvesant, was a black artist and illustrator. By the mid 1970’s Feelings had illustrated six books, including a volume of diary extracts collected by Julius Lester, called “To Be A Slave.” He was passionately committed to encouraging black children to understand their own spiritual and physical beauty.
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