LeVar Burton was raised in Sacramento and became an actor, director and activist with multiple award nominations and wins. When he was 19, he starred in the award-winning miniseries “Roots” — at the time, one of the most popular shows in the history of American television. The role earned him an Emmy nomination for best actor in a drama series. He also was the host and producer of the “Reading Rainbow,” and a director and star of “Star Trek: The Next Generation” TV series. In June of 2019, Richfield Park became LeVar Burton Park.

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