About how many streets in the U.S. are named after Martin Luther King Jr.?
-Between 1 – 299
-Between 300 – 599
-Between 600 – 899
Martin Luther King Jr. was a key figure in the Civil Rights Movement, so several locations sing his praises. Today, it’s believed that over 900 streets in 42 states and Puerto Rico are named after King. Many of them are located in the southeastern portion of the U.S., where many of the civil rights movement’s most monumental – and tragic – moments took place. The majority of streets named after him are in Georgia, the state where he was born. Source: Tennessee Today, New Georgia Encyclopedia.
Martin Luther King Jr. was an American Baptist minister and activist who became the most visible spokesperson and leader in the civil rights movement from 1954 through 1968. Wikipedia
Born: 15 January 1929, Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Assassinated: 4 April 1968, Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Famous speech: I Have a Dream
Children: Martin Luther King III, Yolanda King, Bernice King, Dexter Scott King