Martin Luther King, one of the most prominent peace-lovers of our time, is given his own national holiday in hopes that people will spend the day doing charitable work in his honor.
Fun fact: There are over 600 cities in the US that have a street named after Martin Luther King including Austin, Philadelphia, Houston, Baltimore, Charlotte and Miami. That means you should be very specific when you type that street name into CoPilot! Here’s a few with some pretty cool back stories:
Chicago: First city in the US to name a road after the revered reverend. Today, Martin Luther King Jr. Drive features a Tribute to the Great Northern Migration and a Victory Monument for the Eighth Regiment.
San Fransisco: Martin Luther King Drive is one of two roads that run virtually the entire length of the Golden Gate Bridge
New York City: The famous Apollo Theater resides on Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard.
Saint Paul, Minnesota: The street running in front of the state capitol is named after MLK.
And of course, MLK Drive King’s hometown of Atlanta is a major tourist attraction and just a stone throw away from his alma mater, Morehouse College.
How many MLK streets have you visited? Let us know in the comments!