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After first being named Grand Boulevard and then South Park Way it was renamed Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in 1968. In Chicago the street spans 14 miles and begins just south of East Cermak Road and four blocks east of South Michigan Avenue before ending at 115th Street. Photo by Wendell Hutson.

After first being named Grand Boulevard and then South Park Way it was renamed Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in 1968. In Chicago the street spans 14 miles and begins just south of East Cermak Road and four blocks east of South Michigan Avenue before ending at 115th Street. Photo by Wendell Hutson.

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street has rich history

Across the world, the street, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., can be found more than 900 times including on Chicago’s South Side. In Chicago, the street spans 14 miles and begins just south of East Cermak Road and four blocks east of South Michigan Avenue before ending at 115th Street.