The first way the people of Lafayette can honor Dr. Martin Luther King is to stop using his legacy as a tool for personal agendas ("Where's the Leadership?" Oct. 11). The Willow Street debate is an utter disgrace to his legacy.

Second, a prosperous north Lafayette would honor Dr. King far more than an economically depressed community along an MLK road. Invest in north Lafayette and build a city where there is no economic gap between black and white.

And Lafayette can have a major road honoring Dr. King. Name Interstate 10 between Ambassador Caffery Parkway and Louisiana Avenue the Martin Luther King Jr. Highway. All that would take is two signs. Thousands of visitors and passersby would see it. And the progress they'll see along the highway will speak volumes for the legacy of Dr. King.

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