A stretch of road in Los Angeles has been renamed after former President Barack Obama.
A concert and ceremony Saturday unveiled Obama Boulevard. The street replaced Rodeo Road, a 3½-mile street that runs across the city’s historic black neighborhood. It also intersects with Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and further establishes a “presidential row” that includes Washington, Adams and Jefferson boulevards.
“With this change, we are publicly documenting what Obama’s legacy as our nation’s first black president means to our city and our South Los Angeles community,” City Council President Herb Wesson said in a statement.
“For every child who will drive down this street and see the President’s name, this will serve as a physical reminder that no goal is out of reach and that no dream is too big,” he added.