Street renamed in Browder's honor on what would've been his 24th birthday
Kalief Browder, a Bronx, New York, man who committed suicide after spending years in solitary confinement at just 16, will have a street named in his honor.
According to a press release, Council Member Ritchie Torres unveiled the new street sign on what would’ve been Browder’s 24th birthday.
“Renaming a street that will bear his name is not merely an honor for him. It will stand as a moral inspiration to the rest of us,” Torres said Thursday. “The virtue of one’s life is measured by the impact that one has on others. Those of you who knew Kalief are better people for having known him. And those of us who knew of Kalief are better for having been awakened and inspired by his struggle for justice.”
Torres was joined by Council Speaker Mark-Viverito and members of Browder’s family.
“This is our family’s second year, since Kaliefs untimely death [and] dealing with the loss that not only affects us but everyone who took heart to his story,” Browder’s older brother, Akeem Browder said. “And all that will gather for this street re-naming we can all look up and see ‘Kalief Browder Way’ and think of the legacy he left for us to continue.”