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City of Mobile renames street in honor of local community leader

Dr. Yvonne Kennedy has had a street named after her in the City of Mobile (photo: AL.com)

In a statement to NBC 15 News, the City of Mobile announced that it has officially renamed Glennon Ave. to ‘Dr. Yvonne Kennedy Ave.’ in honor of the local community leader.

The City Council voted unanimously to rename the street.

“Dr. Kennedy was a true stalwart of our community who selflessly served the residents of District 2 and the entire city and region her whole life,” said Councilman Manzie. “Honoring her, in this way, and especially as a part of this weekend’s events, is incredibly special.” The statement read.

“Dr. Kennedy was a true stalwart of our community who selflessly served the residents of District 2 and the entire city and region her whole life,” said Councilman Manzie. “Honoring her, in this way, and especially as a part of this weekend’s events, is incredibly special.”

“All her life, Dr. Kennedy focused her energies and considerable abilities on improving the city and especially the MLK Community. We are all humbled to be a part of honoring this great community leader and Mobilian,” said Thelma Thrash, a community leader who helped organize the event.

Dr. Kennedy died on Dec. 8, 2012. She had served as a Democratic state representative from Mobile for the 97th District in Mobile County since 1979 when she was first elected.

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