Brooklyn Street Renamed Bob Marley Boulevard
07/02/2006 11:31 AM
A Brooklyn street now bears the name of a Reggae legend.
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Hundreds turned out in East Flatbush Saturday for the renaming of Church Avenue between Remsen Avenue and East 98th Street as Bob Marley Boulevard.
Local lawmakers, Marley fans and even the musician's children all agreed it was a fitting tribute.
"We give thanks to the people of Brooklyn, the people of New York, the people of America in general, you know; looking forward for this day, long time," said Marley's son Rohan Marley.
"He paved the way for black people. He helped us to expose our culture and our roots; that we can enter jobs without having to have our hair other than the culture that we are and the roots that we are," said Marley fan Jahmeeka Simeon. "It's great. It's an honor. It should have been done."
Born In Jamaica, Bob Marley popularized Reggae music in the 1970's.
He died in 1981 from cancer at the age of 36.