Kalief Browder now has a Bronx intersection named after him on what would be his 24th birthday.
Browder took his life at age 22 after a traumatizing and undeserving three year imprisonment in New York’s Rikers Island. In March, Spike TV aired “TIME: The Kalief Browder Story,” a six-part documentary that trails the multiple injustices that Browder faced before taking his own life. At 16, he was arrested for allegedly stealing a backpack but was never convicted.
This morning (May 25th), the unveiling of Kalief Browder Way–at the intersection of Prospect Avenue and East 181 St– is just ins of several public dedications to Browder ever since the documentary, executive produced by Jay Z, shed light on Browder’s story.
The unveiling was hosted by Browder’s family.