A dream derailed: On city streets named for MLK, signs of hope amid the heartache

  • by: ALAN SCHER ZAGIER , Associated Press
  • Updated: January 19, 2014 - 11:45 AM

ST. LOUIS — A walk down the 6-mile city street named for the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. yields plenty of images that would surely unsettle the civil rights leader: shuttered storefronts, open-air drug markets and a glut of pawn shops, quickie check-cashing providers and liquor stores.

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