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

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  • 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
  • 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

Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Atlanta

There are more than 650 streets named after Martin Luther King Jr. in America. MLK Jr. Drive in King's hometown of Atlanta borders the Atlanta University Center, where his alma mater Morehouse College is located. 


(Photos from left: Richard Sheinwald /Landov, REUTERS/Rebecca Cook)

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