Michigan Legislature Votes to Honor Queen of Soul With Highway Designation

The Michigan Legislature has voted to honor the Queen of Soul.

The Senate voted Thursday to designate part of M-10 in Detroit as the Aretha L. Franklin Memorial Highway.

Franklin died last year after battling pancreatic cancer.

Governor Gretchen Whitmer is expected to sign the legislation.

Supporters say it is a way to honor a Michigan icon who learned the fundamentals of gospel in Detroit.