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Kansas City's Martin Luther King JR committee makes formal terminal recommendation

Posted at 3:47 PM, Jun 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-14 19:08:51-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The chairman of a city committee tasked with making a recommendation on what to name after civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., said the committee is sticking with its recommendations.

Roger Williams, who chaired the committee, made the presentation Thursday during the City Council's business session.

Last month, the committee presented its final report to Kansas City Mayor Sly James. That report recommended naming the new terminal at Kansas City International Airport after King.

A second recommendation was to rename 63rd Street to honor King.

Roger Williams, chair of the committee said supporters of renaming 63rd street liked the idea because 63rd crosses every  economic and racial segments of Kansas City and  Dr. King supported equality for everyone.   

A separate petition drive is also underway to rename The Paseo in King’s Honor.   Supporters of renaming The Paseo hope to get the issue on the November ballot.