The Queen of Soul continues to get the RESPECT she deserves from her hometown. A post office in Detroit decided to honor Aretha Franklin by renaming their post office after her, calling it Aretha Franklin Post Office Building. The honor was given to Franklin due to her efforts in Washington by Democratic Michigan Congresswoman, Brenda Lawrence. Lawrence was a friend of Franklin’s and worked as a postal worker for many years . Lawrence introduced the bill last year requesting to change the name of the building. The bill was passed through Congress, then signed by former US President Donald Trump last January.
Brenda Lawrence released a statement saying, “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 also stated that, “Sometimes people wonder if Congress can come together. Congress can come together when it comes to standing up and recognizing this amazing person.” Once again, the city of Detroit is giving The Queen of Soul the flowers she deserves.