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

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  • 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
  • Oprah Winfrey Way, Chicago
  • Bob Marley Boulevard, Brooklyn

Jackie Robinson Parkway, New York

In 1997, the Interboro Parkway was renamed after Jackie Robinson, the former legendary Brooklyn Dodgers player. The highway runs from Queens to Brooklyn, New York.

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