NYC Honorary Street Names

Folkes

Reverend Kenneth L Folkes Way (Bronx)
Present name:Prospect Avenue
Location:Bounded by Ritter Place and Boston Road
Honoree: Reverend Folkes (1914-1990) came to the US from Jamaica in 1945. He earned degrees from Shelton College and American Bible College,. In 1956 he founded Mount Carmel Baptist Church and became an important advocate for the surrounding communities. He received his D. D. degree from Virginia College in 1975. In addition to being pastor of Mount Carmel, he was Protestant Chaplain of Lincoln Hospital, a past president of the New York Council of Churches and President of the Bronx Shepards Restoration Corp.
LL:1997/97


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