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What was Martin Luther King Jr Drive in Chicago before it was renamed?


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2014-05-28 21:20:33
2014-05-28 21:20:33
The street was originally named Grand Boulevard and then changed to South Parkway Boulevard. The name was changed to Martin Luther King Drive after Dr. King's assassination in 1968.

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He was named Michael at birth and his father later renamed him Martin Luther as he renamed himself. He was the son of the Reverend Micheal King, Sr. and Alberta Williams King. Martin Luther King, Jr., was originally named "Michael King, Jr.", until the family traveled to Europe in 1934 and visited Germany. His father soon changed both of their names to Martin in honor of the German Protestant Martin Luther. Yeah, he thought that "Martin Luther" had a cool ring to it. He really wasn't Martin Luther King Jr. His real name is Michael King Jr. He was really born as, Michael and died Michael, he never legally changed his name.

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Martin Luther was a Catholic priest before he became famous.

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Martin Luther King Jr was born Michael Luther King, Jr.


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