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Watch: Dallas Renames Street In Honor Of Botham Jean

Botham Jean speaks at Harding University in 2014.
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This 2014 photo provided by Harding University in Searcy, Ark., shows Botham Jean, speaking at the university.
Video: Botham Jean Boulevard Street Renaming Ceremony

The city of Dallas is renaming a stretch of South Lamar Street in honor of Botham Jean, a Black man killed by a white off-duty Dallas police officer in 2018.

The city commemorated the renaming at a ceremony Saturday afternoon. Watch the ceremony in the video above.

Jean was shot and killed by former Dallas police officer Amber Guyger in his South Lamar Street apartment.

In January, the Dallas City Council unanimously voted to rename a nearly four-mile stretch of the street as Botham Jean Boulevard.

Jean’s mother, Allison, addressed the council earlier this year. She said changing the street name is "a small but meaningful gesture."

"This street on which he chose to live and this street in which he died can serve as a lasting memory of the outstanding resident who loved Dallas so much,” she said.

Jean’s family is joining faith leaders and Dallas city officials to commemorate the street renaming.