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Kansas City Votes To Remove Martin Luther King’s Name From Street

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Kansas City Votes To Remove Martin Luther King’s Name From Street

Kansas City Votes To Remove Martin Luther King’s Name From Street

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The people of Kansas City voted on Tuesday to approve the removal of Martin Luther King’s name from the city’s most historic street.

The results of the poll showed that 70 percent of voters chose to remove the iconic street sign against the 30 percent who voted to keep it.

The street was only named after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for nine months. The iconic 10-mile boulevard on Kansas City’s East Side will once again be called The Paseo, which protestors argued to have historical value and meaning.

The petition was spearheaded by Save The Paseo, a group who pushed for the restoration of the boulevard’s original name ever since it’s change just under a year ago.

Kansas City is scheduled to take remove over 100 signs along the street, which cuts through a predominantly black neighborhood.

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Source: Kansas City Star

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