Barron hosts street co-naming for Ms. Susannah Mushatt Jones

AmNews Staff Reports | 5/3/2018, 3:29 p.m.
Council Member Inez Barron hosted a street co-naming on May Day, Tuesday, May 1, 2018, at 1 p.m. at the ...
The Mushatt family Lem Peterkin photo

Council Member Inez Barron hosted a street co-naming on May Day, Tuesday, May 1, 2018, at 1 p.m. at the intersection of Louisiana Avenue and Vandalia Avenue in honor of Ms. Susannah Mushatt Jones, the world’s oldest person, who died May 12, 2016. She was 116 years and 311 days old and the last American born in the 19th century. She lived her last days in the East New York, Brooklyn area in the Vandalia Senior Center, and on this day she is acknowledged and honored by community, friends and family of East New York.