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|Creator||Mayor and City Council Office|
|Title||Botham Jean Boulevard Renaming|
|Quantity||1/2 linear inch|
|Abstract||Materials relating to the renaming and dedication of Botham Jean Boulevard in Dallas, Texas.|
|Language||Records are in English|
Scope and Content
The collection consists of materials relating to the renaming of a portion of Lamar Street in Dallas, Texas in memory of Dallas Citizen Botham Jean. Jean was born and raised in
On September 6, 2018, off-duty Dallas Police Department patrol officer Amber Guyger entered the Dallas, Texas,
apartment of 26-year-old accountant Botham Jean and fatally shot him.
Guyger said that she had entered the apartment believing it was her own
and that she shot Jean believing he was a burglar. Guyger was not arrested for several days, and then only charged with
manslaughter, creating mistrust in the process and outrage over the
killing of an unarmed black citizen. This resulted in protests and
accusations of racial bias. Two months later, the charge was upgraded to
murder. Over a year later, on October 1, 2019, Guyger was found guilty of murder. The next day, she received a sentence of ten years in prison.
On January 13, 2021, the Dallas City Council unanimously voted to rename approximately 4 miles (6.4 km) of South Lamar Street from Interstate 30 to South Central Expressway (S.M. Wright Freeway) as Botham Jean Boulevard. The street passes Jean's former apartment and Dallas police headquarters.
collection consists of a copy of the Dallas City Council ordinance authorizing the street renaming, as well as materials and photography from the renaming ceremony held on March 27, 2021 .
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Botham Jean Boulevard Renaming, 2021 (Box <x>, Folder <y>), Dallas Municipal Archives
Dallas -- Texas -- History
Streets -- Texas – Dallas
|1||1||Dallas City Council Ordinance 31744, renaming Lamar Street between US Interstate 30 and Central Expressway, to Botham Jean Boulevard, January 23, 2021|
|||2||Aerial maps of area to be renamed Botham Jean Boulevard, 2021|
|||3||Event planning documents and checklist for renaming ceremony, 2021|
|||4||Printed program and souvenir bracelet for renaming ceremony, 2021|
|||5||VIP badges and parking instructions for renaming ceremony, 2021|
|||6||Metal reproduction of Botham Jean Boulevard sign blade, 2021 [transferred to Traffic Signs Division]|