On April 4, 1968 at 6:01 pm in Memphis, a shot was fired which took the life of Martin Luther King Jr.
On August 8, 1968 in Chicago, the first street was named after Martin Luther King Jr.
On August 8, 2020 at 6:01 pm, Americans gathered on Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd in cities across the U.S. in a call to prayer to end racism and pursue justice.
In 2007 in Manhattan, Kansas, 17th Street was given the honorary name of Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Drive with a sign placed at 17th and Ft. Riley Blvd showcasing the silhouette of King, designed by Richard Bergen, an artist from Salina, Kansas.
Faith leaders from Christian Fellowship Church, Tallgrass Church, and The Well, organized a petition to the City of Manhattan, Kansas to permanently change 17th street to Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
One Day. One King. One Dream.
"Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne; love and faithfulness go before you." Psalm 89:14