Detroit Honors Aretha Franklin By Naming A Post Office After The Legendary Singer

Former Fox Creek Post office named after the Queen of Soul

On October 4, 2021, the city of Detroit gave another posthumous honor to Aretha Franklin, one of the greatest singers of all time.

As Associated Press reports, the former Fox Creek post office became the Aretha Franklin Post Office Building. It is located five miles east of Downtown Detroit, close to a concert amphitheater on the Detroit River also named after the singer.

The legislation to change the post office’s name was introduced by Michigan Democratic representative Brenda Lawrence in January and signed by then-President Donald Trump after passing through Congress.

“Her legacy lives on in her music, in her family. But we have added to that list of her legacy: A post office with her name on it,” Lawrence said at the ceremony.

“Sometimes people wonder if Congress can come together,” Democratic senator Gary Peters added. “Congress can come together when it comes to standing up and recognizing this amazing person.”

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