1st Black woman elected to NYC Council

Street Sign


WHERE: I took this photograph in Brooklyn, NY.

WHO: Mary Pinkett, the β€œfirst black woman elected to the New York City Council in 1974.”

WHY: Mary Pinkett is being commemorated for her work and dedication to Brooklyn, as a labor advocate. She died in 2003 at the age of 72.

As a native Brooklyn resident, I have travelled through this intersection many times. It is nice to see Ms. Pinkett being represented in such a way. She will always be remembered in this manner, being that the location of this sign is a heavily trafficked area.

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