Cantrell Makes Way For History

Street Renamed With Broad Support

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Posted: January 21, 2014

Participants walk over the Talmage R. Cooley Bridge on the newly named Martin Luther King, Jr. Way, formerly Cantrell Avenue, as part of a renaming celebration on Monday. (Photos by Nikki Fox / DN-R)
Doris Allen, a 1945 graduate of what’s now the Lucy F. Simms Continuing Education Center, spoke at the celebration.
Fred Gibson and Doris Allen each spoke at the event held inside James Madison University’s Memorial Hall.
People attend the celebration on Monday for renaming Cantrell Avenue to Martin Luther King, Jr. Way in Harrisonburg.

HARRISONBURG — Stan Maclin, while urging Harrisonburg officials last year to name a street after Martin Luther King Jr., said the “eyes of the nation” were on the Friendly City.

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