Push to rename Harlem street after ‘Dr. Ben’

4/27/2017, 1:03 p.m.
Tuesday, April 25, community and family members presented a proposal to rename the meridian at 125th Street and Adam Clayton ...
Reggie Mabry Bill Moore photo

Dr. Yosef Alfredo Antonio ben-Jochannan (Solwazi Afi Olusola photo)

Dr. Yosef Alfredo Antonio ben-Jochannan (Solwazi Afi Olusola photo)

Tuesday, April 25, community and family members presented a proposal to rename the meridian at 125th Street and Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard after the esteemed, world-renowned historian and educator Dr. Yosef Ben-Jochannan.

Speakers who made the case before the Transportation Committee of Community Board 10 include Ben-Jochannan’s daughter Ruth Johannes, Dr. Georgina Falu, Professor Leonard Jeffries, Reggie Mabry and Elder Cliff Simmons.