Put on the Map: U.S. Street Signs Named After Black Legends

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  • Oprah Winfrey Way, Chicago
  • Bob Marley Boulevard, Brooklyn
  • Sam Cooke Way, Chicago
  • Muhammad Ali Boulevard, Louisville, Kentucky
  • Jackie Robinson Parkway, New York
  • Jimi Hendrix Way, Bellingham, Washington
  • Robert Griffin III Boulevard, Copperas Cove, Texas
  • U.S. Streets Named After Famous Black Figures
  • W.E.B. DuBois Avenue, Harlem
  • Martin Luther King Jr., Drive, Atlanta
  • Malcolm X Boulevard, Harlem
  • Rosa Parks Boulevard, Detroit

Sam Cooke Way, Chicago

A segment of 36th Street in Chicago was named after the late soul singer Sam Cooke in 2011. He was born in Mississippi but grew up in the Windy City.  

(Photo: GAB Archive/Redferns)

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