It all started with a simple question. Nearly 24 years ago, two women from Denver wanted to know why the city of Portland didn’t have a street named for Martin Luther King Jr.
Bernie Foster, publisher of The Skanner News, didn’t know what to tell the two ladies, whose names have been long forgotten.
“So, we put a flier in the paper and ran it for a couple of weeks,” he said.
Along with several volunteers from the community, The Skanner’s call for action drew in about 4,000 signatures in support of a plan to rename a street in Portland after Martin Luther King Jr.
Read more at Renaming the Boulevard: A Retrospective in the Skanner.