NYC Honorary Street Names


Al Jolson Way (Manhattan)
Present name:Broadway
Location:Between West 51st Street and West 52nd Street
Honoree: Al Jolson (1886-1950) was a popular singer and actor, in film and on Broadway, for nearly 30 years. Although sometimes labeled a racist because of his use of “Blackface,” a stage convention in the early 20th Century, he was popular among African-Americans. He was known as an outspoken supporter of equal rights and opportunity for black performers in the entertainment industry.

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