As our nation is rightly talking about the need to remove confederate statues, and odes to colonizers, we must also talk about lifting up our freedom fighters and those who paved the way, when it was popular. Connecting the Black and LatinX communities through research and love for the Black diaspora, opening the door and advancing the study of Black history, Arturo Schomburg is more than deserving of being recognized with an MTA station renaming in Harlem.
Please sign this petition to have the 135th Lenox Avenue Subway station named after Arturo Schomburg.
This renaming would serve as a reminder towards the continuous and necessary work towards equity and justice; please sign below if you support a renaming of the 135th street and Lenox subway station in Harlem to honor Arturo Schomburg.
Petition created by
Kristin Richardson Jordan
Candidate for New York City Council District 9 (Harlem)
Candidate for New York City Council District 42 (East New York)