When Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. declared “Free at last! free at last! Thank God almighty, we are free at last!” he didn’t mean free to kill, rob, and sell drugs to each other.
But driving down one of Dr. King’s eponymous streets, avenues, and boulevards nowadays, you can get that impression. Over time, city streets that were supposed to stand as a tribute to the civil rights hero have declined into a “roll up your windows” affair, becoming synonymous with high crime and urban decay.
Here are 10 MLK Drives that are anything but "The Dream.” Maybe now you’ll understand why Chris Rock famously said, ‘'If a friend calls you on the telephone and says they're lost on Martin Luther King Boulevard and they want to know what they should do, the best response is 'Run!’”