NYC Honorary Street Names


Fannie Pennington Way (Manhattan)
Present name:None
Location:Northeast corner of West 123rd Street and Manhattan Avenue
Honoree: Fannie Pennington (1914-2013) was an activist, organizer and fundraising coordinator for Congressman Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.ís Isaac Democratic Club and for the Abyssinian Baptist Church A.C.P. overseas Club. She served on the Abyssinian Baptist Church Progressive Ladies Usher Board, the Welcome and Hospitality Committee, the Socialite Club, the Womenís Day Committee, and the Courtesy Guild. She also welcomed and hosted many Civil Rights leaders and other notables who visited Harlem such as Malcolm X, Moms Mabley, Rev. Jesse Jackson, and Martin Luther King, Jr. She was employed by the New York City Board of Elections and was a member of the Alfred Isaac Democratic Club. (Perkins)

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