Martin Luther King Jr.
Martin Luther King Jr. (Courtesy photo)

Residents in Kansas City, Missouri, voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to remove of Martin Luther King Jr.’s name from one of its historic thoroughfares.

The name change came less than a year after the city council decided to rename the 10-mile stretch, which had been known as The Paseo.

The decision to remove King’s name was approved by about 70 percent of voters.

A group of residents bent on retaining The Paseo name began collecting ballots in April to achieve their goal. Supporters of the King name change contend their opponents have been racist and divisive.

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