Quincy street renamed after Barack Obama

Quincy street renamed after Barack Obama
Quincy street renamed after Barack Obama
Posted at 7:00 PM, Aug 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-16 15:34:01-04

GADSDEN COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) - A road dedication and unveiling ceremony was held for the newly named Barack Obama Boulevard in Quincy.

The Gadsden County Board of County Commissioners hosted a dedication and unveiling ceremony Thursday afternoon at the intersection of Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard and South Atlanta Street in Quincy.

Through the road dedication, officials say Gadsden County will honor Barack Obama’s legacy of public service, while also continuing to reflect on the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Dr.   

"For the street to intersect Martin Luther King is the meeting of two icons in black history for Gadsden County. They both helped people who were disadvantaged, they fought for civil rights, this is something that this county needs," said Brenda Holt, Gadsden County Commissioner. "Our children will be able to look up at those two people.​" 

Attendees also had the opportunity to interact with local elected officials and community partners.

State and local officials gave remarks about Thursday’s occasion. 

Commissioner Holt says the next phase in the plan is to create a roundabout in the area.