NYC Honorary Street Names


Dr. John L.S. Holloman Way (Manhattan)
Present name:None
Location:At the northwest corner of 135th Street and Madison Avenue
Honoree: John L. S. Holloman Jr. battled for health care for the poor, attacked racist practices in the American Medical Association and was a prominent early voice warning of the threat of AIDS among minorities. In 1974, he was appointed by then New York City Mayor Abraham D. Beame, president of the four-year-old hospitals corporation. He was one of the longest-serving board members of the State University of New York from 1966 to 1995. He pressed for health care as a basic right and he campaigned tirelessly for national health insurance. (Dickens)

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