Mayor Vince Gray will ask the D.C. Council to honor deceased Ward 8 activist James Bunn by renaming a street after him, the mayor announced at Bunn's memorial service today.
Gray's request, if successful, would change Esther Place SE at the intersection with Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue to Bunn Street. Gray also awarded Bunn with a posthumous mayor's medal of honor.
"I don't know who Esther was, maybe you all do," Gray said at the ceremony at Matthews Memorial Baptist Church. "I sure as heck know who James Edward Bunn was."