Bros., you both made this cross my mind...... Over the years, since MLK has been honored with road-ways named after him in cities/towns all over this country, it has become a sad commentary, even JOKES made about the crime-ridden, so-called "hoodish" environments these areas, named after MLK, have. *If something BAD happens in a city, it often is on a MLK street somewhere.* But, I think we also need to look at the HISTORY of these streets and areas they were ORIGINALLY before they were changed to "Martin Luther King." For example, as it was elsewhere, Atlanta was a SEGREGATED city with Blacks living in certain areas and Whites in others. Now, today, MLK Drive runs from almost one end of Atlanta, through DOWNTOWN, and on to another end of the city. Southwest Atlanta is where B.T. Washington H.S. and Morehouse College are located, so of course, MLK's street would run near/adjacent to them. (He was an alum of both.) But, BEFORE INTEGRATION in the 60s and BEFORE CRACK in the 80s, Southwest Atlanta was not the so-called "HOOD" it has the reputation of being TODAY. ....and the same can be said of other areas of Atlanta MLK Drive runs through as well. So, I wondered from your comments: "What is the street named after MLK like in YOUR CITY? "What is the HISTORY of that street/area BEFORE the name was changed?" "Do you think/feel the city leaders purposely put MLK on a "rough" street OR did the HISTORY and CLIMATE of that street/area change over time?"