Singer Betty Wright Honored With Her Own Street


Singer Betty Wright was honored at Alonzo Kelly Park in Liberty City, to see a new street name, "Betty Wright Lane," on Northwest 14th Avenue from Northwest 62nd to 67th Street.

“For years to come, people will ride by and see Betty Wright Lane," said Namphuyo McCray, one of Wright's daughters. “They might ask, ‘Who is that?’ And somebody may answer. And they may look her up and find her life story and what she did. And it’s inspiring. You cannot look at the Betty Wright's story and not be inspired by that."

Wright was best known for her songs, "Clean Up Woman" and "No Pain, No Gain." But to Liberty City, she was known for more than her music.

“Great things come from Liberty City. It tells people can amount to anything that they put their mind to and all they have to do is chase their passion," Liberty City Commissioner Keon Hardemon said.

Now Betty Wright Lane stands as a reminder.

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