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Happy MLK Day!

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.

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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.

 

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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.

 

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How many MLK streets have you visited? Let us know in the comments!

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One Comment

  1. Patent Attorney
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 6:44 am | Permalink

    Great post, I haven’t visited any MLK streets sadly but I hope to as he was a wonderful man!

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