DETROIT (AP) — They didn’t get a street named after them, but they did get the keys to the city.
The Detroit Free Press reports that Jackie, Tito, Jermaine and Marlon Jackson got a warm reception Friday in the hometown of Motown Records and were given the ceremonial keys to the city by Detroit police Chief James Craig.READ MORE: Gov. Whitmer, Lt. Gov. Gilchrist, SOS Benson React To Derek Chauvin Guilty Verdict
The celebration was initially supposed to have included the renaming of a street after their more famous brother, Michael, but the plan was abandoned after it emerged that the brothers had thought the street would be named after The Jackson 5.READ MORE: Michigan Reports 5,259 New COVID-19 Cases, 85 Deaths Tuesday
A Detroit ordinance prohibits streets from being ceremonially renamed after groups or organizations.
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