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Street Co Naming Ceremony for Elombe Brath - 125th & ACP - Harlem, NYC

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Street Co Naming Ceremony for Elombe Brath - 125th & ACP - Harlem, NYC

Time: September 30, 2017 from 11am to 1pm
Location: Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Office Building
Street: 163 W 125th St,
City/Town: New York, New York 10027
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Event Type: street naming, honoring
Organized By: The Elombe Brath Foundation
Latest Activity: Sep 11

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The Elombe Brath Foundation presents
Elombe Brath's 
Street Co-Naming
and Ceremony
Saturday, September 30, 2017
11:00 a.m. - 1:00  p.m.
The South West Corner of 125th street and Adam Clayton Powell Jr.Blvd will be co-named as Elombe Brath Way
Elombe Brath visited every African country and met many of the leaders, in many cases, when they were still liberation fighters struggling for the independence of their country. He was a walking encyclopedia of African history and lectured widely in universities throughout the world about Africa’s history, the liberation struggle and the need for Pan-African unity. 

Brath was alongside the late Percy Sutton, Manhattan borough president as they hoisted a new street sign when the corner of 125th Street and 7th Avenue was renamed “African Liberation Square” in 1973.Brath was also the founder of the Patrice Lumumba Coalition, following in the footsteps of earlier Pan-African nationalist leaders in Harlem like Marcus Garvey and Carlos Cooks

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