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

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  • 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
  • W.E.B. DuBois Avenue, Harlem

Rosa Parks Boulevard, Detroit

In 1976, Detroit renamed 12th Street "Rosa L. Parks Boulevard." After Parks left Montgomery, Alabama, she moved to the city, where she died on Oct. 24, 2005.   

(Photos from left: Photo12/UIG/Getty Images, REUTERS/Rebecca Cook)

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