Salisbury declares “Black Lives Matter” with street renaming celebration

SALISBURY, Md. – City officials and members of the community celebrated the renaming of Broad Street to Black Lives Matter Boulevard on Friday.

This is the same street where artists recently painted “Black Lives Matter” on the sidewalk. Chalarra and Diallo Sessoms are the two Salisbury residents credited with the addition to the city. They say they’re proud to see this happen but also say there’s a lot that still needs to be done moving forward.

“The symbolism is great. I’m glad to see the symbol go up and other symbols comes down but policies and until we can change the every day lives of people we haven’t made it anywhere yet,” says Dialo Sessoms.

Officials say one reason this road was chosen is because of its proximity to the Charles H. Chipman Cultural Center, court house and government buildings. They hope it serves as a reminder of the progress that needs to be made in the justice system, education system and countless others where systematic racism is present.

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