At left edge: City-County Building. At center: Wisconsin State Capitol. At right edge: Madison Municipal Building.
Photo by Retiring Guy
Whose Neighborhood Should Get a Street Named for Dr. King? (The New York Times, 4/15/2018)
At least 955 streets in the United States have been named after Dr. King, and they tend to be in lower-income areas with predominantly black populations, said Derek H. Alderman, a professor of geography at the University of Tennessee. But the idea that placing Dr. King’s name on a street somehow causes a community to decline is inaccurate, Dr. Alderman said. It is more likely the other way around.Related reading:
Madison's Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. re-dedicated 50 years after the civil rights leader's death. (Wisconsin State Journal, 4/5/2018)
Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard was originally called Monona Avenue, but was renamed to honor the civil rights leader in 1987.
Reimagining the Madison Municipal Building. (Isthmus, 7/30/2014)
The building opened in 1929 as a courthouse and post office, and the city bought it in 1979.