It’s just normal. I’ve lived in New Jersey, Massachusetts and Florida and streets are named for political reasons all of the time.
Usually it’s local politicians. Sometimes it’s because somebody donated a lot of money. Sometimes it’s for culture.
The herstory would be an example of culture I think.
One town in New Jersey near me where I grew up renamed a bunch of streets after American women who fought for the right to vote. A lot of people complained but more people wanted it than there were complainers.