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Roadways Across America


It's one of the most ubiquitous memorials to the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: the street, which bears his name, in cities across the country. In 1998 we asked newspapers in five cities to join us in profiling the people and places along these streets that carry this unforgettable name.


Martin Luther King Way is growing into its name.

Little Rock, Ark.

The road has become hub to a galaxy of activity.

Selma, Ala.

The street is part of the city's 'walking tour' of civil-rights-era sites.

Albuquerque, N.M.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. is the city's longest street name.

Phoenix, Ariz.

Civil rights activists have learned to look for modest victories.

Denver, Colo.

The boulevard is almost entirely given over to homes.

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