On the corner of Manhattan Avenue and 122rd Street in Harlem, NY, stands a reminder of the kind of man LeRoy Myers was. A man who did enough that others would work to have a city corner renamed in his honor so that someone might ask “Who was LeRoy Myers, and why is this corner named after him?”
The campaign was spearheaded by Jun Maruta and supported by numerous parties including the staff of Showmans, members of the Copasetics Connection, the Tap Legacy Foundation, and the former Manhattan Borough President Percy Sutton.
The sign was unveiled on Sunday, March 11, with a special event produced by the Copasetics Connection that included a vocal performance by Yvette Glover, musical performances by trumpeter Joe Wilder, saxophonist Max Schweiger, and the Batuba Collective, an African Drum group led by Cordelia Myers (LeRoy’s niece), and additional tributes by Councilwoman Inez Dickens, the former Councilman Bill Perkins, and Mr. Sutton, himself. Tap dance performances were provided by David Gilmore, Michela Marino Lerman, and Jun Maruta.