Kansas City residents vote to remove Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s name from street

Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. in Kansas City.
(Image credit: AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

Ten months after the City Council in Kansas City, Missouri, voted 8-4 to rename a 10-mile road from The Paseo to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., residents voted to change it back.

Unofficial results from Tuesday's election show 70 percent of voters favored stripping the street of its new name. The road goes through the city's predominantly black East Side, the Kansas City Star reports, and 100 signs will have to be removed. Most major cities have a street named after the late civil rights leader.

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