Monday, December 21, 2015

Florida: Old Dixie Highway Changed To Barack Obama Highway

Riviera Beach, Florida, is now the only city in the country where you can stand on the corner of Barack Obama and Martin Luther King.

It's official. Old Dixie Highway is now officially President Barack Obama Highway within the city limits of Riviera Beach.

For the residents of Riviera Beach, it has been a long time coming.

Mary Brabham has been a resident of Riviera Beach for years. She says the change is welcome.

"It's time to let the past be the past. We are moving forward and do things not for one, but for all."

According to Riviera Beach Mayor Thomas Masters, Old Dixie Highway served as a reminder that this city was once heavily segregated.

Changing signage is about closing the chapter on racism and beginning a renewed sense of pride.

(h/t JMG)

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