Downtown Berkeley street renamed after South Asian immigrant Kala Bagai

Photo of Kala Bagai street ribbon cutting
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After leaving Pakistan for Berkeley with her husband and three sons in 1915, Kala Bagai faced and combatted severe racism. Kala Bagai's granddaughter, Rani Bagai, stated that she hopes the street same helps others remember the impact her grandmother had on equality and diversity.

Berkeley city officials, the Bagai family and others unveiled the renamed Kala Bagai Way on Thursday, the first street in Berkeley to be named after an Asian immigrant.
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