According to the Northwest Arkansas Times, Sixth Street will become Martin Luther King Boulevard in January 2009. A unanimous Fayetteville City Council vote on Tuesday sealed the deal.
For years there have been signs with the new name at major intersections but they’re blue instead of green and they don’t run with the street. This was the result of a City Council compromise back in 2002 when the name change effort originally began. In less than a year, however, it will no longer be just an honorary recognition.
One Fayetteville attorney and Sixth Street businessman who is against the name change read from a list of Sixth Street businesses who he claims also aren’t pleased with the idea of a name change. “We have 71 businesses that don’t want to do this, and it’s not because of disrespecting anybody,” he said. “It’s because of money, time and confusion, ” says Jim Burnett.
UPDATE : Want more? Check out Honoring the Dream over at The Iconoclast.