Campaign for Street Named After Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

By: Deon Guillory Email
By: Deon Guillory Email

Several good neighbors in Harrisonburg are encouraging the City Council to rename a street after Civil Rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Right now there are only two streets being suggested, Reservoir and Vine.

The Northeast Neighborhood Association is pushing these two roads because they are major streets in the city.

They say the streets will show that Harrisonburg, like Dr. King, is about including all the cultures that make up the city.

For Stan Maclin, the man behind the campaign, it also shows just how important the name change would be,

"Having a street would continue to allow the efforts of this renowned man to be admired by man and his principles of non-violence and peacemaking is needed in a time such as this," said Maclin.

Council Members say they are interested in learning more.

Council member Abe Shearer says there are some challenges.

The group has to look at how the streets will effect neighbors, address changes and how much it will all cost..

It's expected to be talked about at next week's meeting.


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