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

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  • W.E.B. DuBois Avenue, Harlem
  • Martin Luther King Jr., Drive, Atlanta
  • Malcolm X Boulevard, Harlem
  • 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

Malcolm X Boulevard, Harlem

In 1987, New York mayor Ed Koch proclaimed Lenox Avenue in Harlem, New York, “Malcolm X Boulevard.” The neighborhood was the activist’s old stomping grounds before he was killed. Brooklyn, New York, and Dallas also have streets renamed after Malcolm. (Photo: Terry Disney/Getty Images)

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