The name change was approved by the US Congress earlier this year.
Aretha Franklin has been honored posthumously by her hometown of Detroit, which recently named a post office after her.
Formerly known as the Fox Creek Post Office, the Aretha Franklin Post Office building was celebrated with a ceremony on Monday (October 4). The Associated Press Report. It is located five miles east of downtown Detroit, close to a concert amphitheater on the Detroit River also named after the singer.
The law to rename the post office was introduced in January by Michigan Democratic Representative Brenda Lawrence and signed by President Donald Trump after passing through Congress.
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“His legacy lives on in his music, in his family. But we’ve added to that list of his legacy: a post office with his name on it,” Lawrence said at the ceremony.
“Sometimes people wonder if Congress can come together,” said Democratic Senator Gary Peters. “Congress can only come together when it comes to standing up and recognizing this wonderful man.”
In January, my bill to rename the USPS Fox Creek station in Detroit after Aretha Franklin’s was signed into law. Along with her family/friends, we hosted a dedication ceremony today to honor the Queen of Soul. This building will always stand as a reminder that we all deserve a little respect pic.twitter.com/VoEaL0UEUz
— Brenda Lawrence (@RepLawrence) 4 October 2021
Franklin died in Detroit in 2018 at the age of 76. A biopic based on his life, respect, premiered in UK cinemas last month, starring Jennifer Hudson as the Queen of Soul.
Granthshala gave respect Four stars, describing it as “a film with a heart, as well as a formidable soul”.
“Instead of highlighting her incredible voice, the honor filled Aretha Franklin’s story, focusing on her lifelong commitment to civil rights, from singing at MLK’s funeral to supporting Angela Davis, and alcohol, abuse. refused to shed light on his struggles with and depression.”