Former US President Barack Obama has Los Angeles street named after him

Former US President Barack Obama has Los Angeles street named after him

Former US President Barrack Obama has been honored in one of the the highest ways possible after having a famous street in Los Angeles named after him.

Rodeo Road, which runs through a historic black neighborhood, was renamed to President Barack Obama Boulevard in honour of the country’s first ever black president.

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Former US President Barack Obama has Los Angeles street named after him

Obama finally has an LA street named after him. Photo: Nation

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City Council President Herb Wesson introduced the motion back in 2017 and once it was passed , he was the first one to announce the lovely surprise on Saturday, May 4.

One major significance the 5-kilometre stretch bears is the fact that it lies in the city where Obama conducted his first campaign rally en route to becoming President.

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"For every child who will drive down this street and see the name of the first Black President of our country, this boulevard will serve as a physical reminder that no goal is out of reach and that no dream is too big," Wesson tweeted on Saturday.

The final approval was done in August 2018, exactly 10 years after Obama became the Democratic Party's first African-American presidential nominee.

Thousands of Obama loyalists were present during the official unveiling of the renamed street, including Mayor Eric Garcetti.

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