Meet me on the MLK Way
What do Cuba, Israel, Atlanta, and Las Vegas, and the Netherlands have in common?
They are all home to a Martin Luther King Street. There are almost 800 streets named after King in the U.S. alone, says cultural geographer Derek Alderman of East Carolina University. Seventy percent of those streets are in the South, and Georgia, King's birthplace, has the most King streets of any state. The first street renamed for King is in the south side of Chicago and was renamed just a few months after his assassination in 1968. Those streets come alive in the MLK BLVD photo project, an open-source website that shows the character of King streets around the country.
Where's the MLK street in your city?
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