NYC Honorary Street Names

Pennington

Reverend James Pennington Place (Queens)
Present name:Corona Avenue
Location:From 90th Street to 91st Street
Honoree: Reverend James Pennington (1809-1870) was an abolitionist and the leader of a local congregation in pre-Civil War America. An escaped slave, he did not learn to read until adulthood, but became the first black student admitted to Yale and was ordained a Congregational minister.
LL:2006/50


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