Stevie Wonder gets her own street in Detroit
A street in the American city of Detroit on Wednesday was renamed to Stevie Wonder Avenue. The singer spent part of his childhood in the neighborhood where the street is located.
Wonder was present at the unveiling of the new street signs. “I will freeze this moment in my head so that I will remember forever,” said the 66-year-old singer at the ceremony, reports Billboard. “This is a great feeling, on his to put it mildly, incredible. You didn’t have to do this, but have it anyway.”
Wonder called the street is not only a great honor, but also sees symbolism in the mention. “When I think of the street now Stevie Wonder Avenue is called, then I would that we all walk the street that leads us to a place of humanity, of equality, of fairness and respect to each other.”
Wonder seized the moment to speak about the politics in the state of Michigan, that at the last election switched from Democratic to Republican. “Let the color of the state does not determine who you are. Let negativity not say: this is who you are. Be a part of the delivering on the promise to this city, this nation, the united people of the United States.”
Although he had previously openly with the idea played to the politics in Michigan to go and present him encouraged for the burgemeesterspost of Detroit, showed the singer now know that those plans are in the refrigerator.
“I am spiritually still too young to take me on one place to settle down. I would get me anywhere report where a mayor is supposed to be, but then I would still have my instruments should bring. And I don’t think that will work.”