NYC Honorary Street Names


Lynda McDougald Way (Queens)
Present name:25th Avenue
Location:Between Ericsson Street and Curtis Street
Honoree: Lynda McDougald (dates?) moved to Curtis Street in East Elmhurst in 1965. In her youth, she attended PS 127, Flushing High School and worshipped at the Corona Congregational Church. In the 1960s, she was a Civil Rights pioneer. She marched on Washington with Dr. King, and participated in a sit-in at the Department of Education. She founded the networking/investment group Wealth of Knowledge that is now known as Endeavors Unlimited. In 1991, she joined the staff of the Abyssinian Baptist Church and served as its membership and ministry manager. In 1978, she was a founding member of the Curtis Street Block Association and served as the president many times. as . She was also the president of the East Elmhurst-Corona Civic Association. She was a member of the Antioch Baptist Church of Corona, Community Board 3, the Jerome Hardeman Sr. Child Care center, the Frederick Douglass Democratic Association, the NAACP, and the 115th Precinct Council. (Moya)

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