Aretha Franklin Honored with Aretha Franklin Way in Hometown of Detroit

Style Magazine Newswire | 6/14/2017, 9:21 a.m.
Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, was honored with a street named after her in Detroit this weekAretha Franklin, the ...
Aretha Franklin wipes away tears as she has street dedicated to her in hometown of Detroit (photo via huffingtonpost.com)

by Jenna Amatulli via huffingtonpost.com

Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, was honored with a street named after her in Detroit this week.

A portion of Madison Avenue ― beginning at the corner of Brush Street outside of the Detroit City Music Hall for the Performing Arts ― is now called Aretha Franklin Way.

Franklin was near-speechless during the unveiling ceremony:

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Aretha Franklin Unveils Street Named In Her Honor

Detroit - Soul legend, Aretha Franklin, will be recognized for her achievements as a recording artist with a Thursday afternoon ceremony naming a portion of Madison Avenue named in her honor.

The 75 year-old songstress later spoke on the stage at the Music Hall on Thursday evening, thanking the city of Detroit for always supporting her and joking about needing some Kleenex.

“Thank you again for this resplendent and magnificent honor of this street, Aretha’s Way. I want to see it every time I come down here, I’m going to dance down it!” she said.

Source: Aretha Franklin Overcome With Emotion After Street Named After Her In Detroit | HuffPost