The New York Mayor, Bill de Blasio, has announced plan to commemorate the Black Lives Matter movement in a big way.
While disclosing this on Tuesday June 9, 2020, Blasio stated that a street in all five boroughs will be painted with the words ‘Black Lives Matter.’
“The streets of our city will now affirm the vital work activists have done to bring us forward,” Mayor de Blasio said.
“With a street in every borough painted with the words Black Lives Matter, we are recognizing where we have been and looking forward to where we will go,” he noted.
To achieve this, Blasio further stated that he would partner City Council to co-name the streets and work with community activists to have the streets painted.
“Renaming and repainting a street is a modest testament to the massive challenge ahead of us,” Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer said.
“But in so doing we will, literally, set down a marker for our current goals and mark this era for future generations,” he added.
Brewer noted that the project would begin in Manhattan near City Hall.
He added that the other four locations would be determined by the mayor and City Council.