NYC Honorary Street Names


Paul Robeson Boulevard (Manhattan)
Present name:Edgecombe Avenue
Location:Between West 155th Street and West 171st Street
Honoree: Mr. Robeson (1898-1976), a long time resident of Harlem, was a renowned actor and singer of the 1920ís and 1930ís. An outspoken defender of civil liberties and civil rights, he was also a star athlete and accomplished student at Rutgers University, where he was All-American and valedictorian. In 1995 he was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. He was blacklisted during the McCarthy era for speaking favorably of the Soviet Union.

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