The Last Street Dr. King Marched On Is Dedicated In His Honor (PHOTOS)

Memphis renamed a street in honor of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Wednesday, 44 years after he was assassinated there. More than 900 streets around the country are named for Dr. King, but Memphis is one of a few large cities in the South without one.

“The significance is that this was the last street that Dr. King ever marched on,” said Edmund Ford Jr., a City Council member, referring to the stretch of Linden Avenue that was renamed Dr. M.L. King Avenue. Memphis has taken other steps to honor the civil rights leader.

The National Civil Rights Museum opened in 1991 on the site of the motel where Dr. King was shot.

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