Block 17 was named after Marielle Franco (1979-2018). Marielle was a Brazilian politician, feminist, and human rights activist.
Block 16 was named after Shirley Chisholm (1924-2005). Shirley was an African-American politician, educator, and author who ran for the Democratic presidential nomination.
Block 15 was named after Pearl Buck (1892-1973). Pearl was an American writer, novelist, and an advocate of the rights of women and minority groups.
Block 14 was named after Elvia Carrillo Puerto (1878-1968). Elvia was a Mexican politician and feminist activist.
Block 13 was named after Margaret Sloan-Hunter (1947-2004). Margaret was an African-American civil rights advocate, Black feminist, and editor of Ms. magazine.