41 Action News talked to people in town and discovered they had mixed views on the possibility of renaming The Paseo.
"The Paseo should stay the same. They could find a new block to do it on, instead of renaming it. It’s been The Paseo all these years, it’s no use to changing the name," Carl Garrett said.
"I don’t really care what street, but they should have a street named after Martin Luther King Jr. Most cities have one, and he is well-deserved of that compliment," Tom Scott said.
"I honestly don’t think it would matter either way. We would still drive down The Paseo or Martin Luther King Boulevard just the same, so," said Abigail Houp.
In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination and the civil unrest in Kansas City in the days that followed, 41 Action News has partnered with KCPT to bring you ’68: The Kansas City Race Riots, Then and Now. Read more here, and tune in at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, April 9 to see the special report. Watch on KCPT at 8 p.m. to see a panel discussion including Mayor Sly James, Congressman Emanuel Cleaver II, former city councilman and community activist Alvin Brooks and others.