Mesa celebrated MLK Day by renaming a street after him on Jan. 20.
The city changed East 3rd Place between North Center Street and North Centennial way to Martin Luther King Jr. Way. The ceremony, which concurred alongside the city’s annual MLK celebration, came approximately a month after the Mesa City Council voted unanimously to approve the renaming.
“As we recognize Dr. King’s legacy with a street named in his honor, we also recognize how far we have come as Americans, as Arizonans and as humans,” District 4 Councilmember Chris Glover said in a press release. “This street not only represents a movement that helped change the character of this country but also inspire the world. I am truly honored to have Martin Luther King Jr. Way in downtown Mesa and District 4.”