St. Augustine renames street Carrie Johnson Way

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The City of St. Augustine has unveiled a new name for Bravo Street in honor of the late Carrie Johnson, a St. Augustine native, known affectionately as “the Voice of Lincolnville.” 

The name – Carrie Johnson Way – was unveiled at noon Saturday, Feb. 20, at the corner of Bravo and Weeden streets in Lincolnville.

The community is invited to join the socially distanced unveiling ceremony.

St. Augustine Mayor Tracy Upchurch delivered opening remarks, followed by Vice Mayor Nancy Sikes-Kline. Keynote speaker was David Nolan, St. Augustine community historian. Family and friends of Johnson were invited to offer remarks or share stories as part of the ceremony.

Among her many volunteer activities during her life, Miss Carrie – as she was referred to by all who knew her – organized an annual Christmas Caroling Galore, which started in 1995. Johnson established The Miss Carrie Foundation for Homeless Students, assisted with establishing the Lincolnville 150th anniversary celebration, helped found the Anniversary to Commemorate the Civil Rights Demonstrations (ACCORD) organization and served as vice president of the Fort Mose Historical Society.

The Lincolnville Museum and Cultural Center, located at 102 ML King Ave., offers a Miss Carrie Johnson exhibit for anyone who would like to learn more about Johnson’s life in Lincolnville. The museum is open from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

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