NYC Honorary Street Names


Frederica L. Teer Square (Manhattan)
Present name:None
Location:Intersection of 125th Street and Fifth Avenue
Honoree: Frederica L. Teer (1935-1979) was an educator, arts administrator and civil rights leader. In the early 1960s she worked for CORE and helped organize the West Coast contingents for the 1963 March on Washington. She went on to hold posts in social service organizations and academia. From 1974 until her death she was Executive Director of the National Black Theatre. She died suddenly on November 6, 1979, after returning from a four-month assignment in for the Peace Corps in Senegal.

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