January 11, 2012
A woman waits to cross the street at the corner of Linden Avenue and Main Street on Wednesday in Memphis. A proposal to rename nine blocks of Linden Avenue to Dr. Martin Luther King Avenue is expected to pass today.
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In the more than four decades since the Rev. Martin Luther King was assassinated on the balcony of Memphis’ Lorraine Motel, about 900 U.S. cities have named local streets for him. Memphis is not one of them, though there is a stretch of interstate bearing his name.