Streets across the country have been named after Martin Luther King Jr. in the time since his death. In addition to honoring King's legacy, these streets serve to highlight the importance of the African-American community, said Derek Alderman, a geographer at the University of Tennessee. "It goes to the heart of whose histories matter in America," he said. Some of these streets are in poor areas with high crime rates, so a nonprofit called Beloved Streets of America is trying to revamp these communities.

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