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

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  • Rosa Parks Boulevard, Detroit
  • 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

Bob Marley Boulevard, Brooklyn

Church Avenue from Remsen Avenue to 98th Street in Brooklyn, New York, was renamed “Bob Marley Boulevard” in 2006. Caribbean residents in the area were proud to honor the Jamaican-born reggae legend in their neighborhood. (Photo: Michael Putland/Getty Images)

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