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Phillip Tutor: The radical idea of MLK Drive in Anniston

Zinn Park pavilion

A city employee, pressure washes concrete near the Martin Luther King Jr. Pavilion at Zinn Park in 2015. Anniston named the pavilion after MLK in 1994 but it does not have a street named after him.

In 1987, not long before Christmas, a gathering of Anniston’s Black ministers held a clandestine meeting to discuss a radical proposal: renaming 15th Street after the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

And, yes, it was radical.

Phillip Tutor — ptutor@annistonstar.com — is a Star columnist. Follow him at Twitter.com/PTutor_Star.

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