Family, friends, and dignitaries came out, even in the rain to witness the unveiling of Dr. Sam Pinn Way on the corner of Grand Avenue and Fulton Street in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn. Many elected officials came out including Assemblywoman Stefani Zinerman, former Assembly and Councilmembers Annette Robinson and Al Vann.
City Councilmembers Robert Cornegy and Laurie Cumbo, Democratic mayoral candidate Eric Adams, and District Leader Olanike Alabi.
Bedford Stuyvesant native Dr. Pinn was a beloved teacher, activist, social worker, world traveler, and African art collector.
The event was hosted on Friday, Sept. 17, 2021, by Fort Greene Inc., and Jazz966.
There were speeches and great memories from the Pinn family and friends, Rev. Herbert Daughtry, Assemblyman Charles Barron, and Councilmember Inez Barron and Al Vann.
After the co-naming of Fulton Street Dr. Sam Pinn Way there was a great jazz concert by the Stanley Banks and his band, who kept the crowd dancing until it got dark. The event took place on the recently named Jitu Weusi Plaza, directly opposite Jazz 966 at the Fort Greene Senior Citizen Center, which was founded by Dr. Pinn.