Detroit Street Named After Stevie Wonder

A Detroit street has been renamed after Stevie Wonder. The legendary musician returned to his hometown yesterday morning for a ceremony to commemorate the renaming of Milwaukee Avenue, where Wonder spent his childhood, to Stevie Wonder Avenue. Over 400 people showed up for the renaming ceremony, and various government officials and Wonder’s cousin Sharon DuMas spoke to the crowd that had gathered there. “I remember my brother Calvin and I walking on the street eating peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, (and) me trying to steal cookies when I was supposed to be asleep,” Wonder told reporters after the event, according to The Detroit News.

“I guess I can’t say I’m lost for words because I know what I feel, but I don’t know if what I’m going to say will match how deeply I feel this,” he continued. “And that is that I love you all. I love you with my life. I love you with my heart. You are the fuel that make this engine go. You are the joy that creates this smile. You are the yes we can. Yes I can. You truly are the sunshine of my life.”