Local events set to mark 50th March on Washington anniversary
MILWAUKEE--This weekend several events will be held to mark the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.
Civil rights Leader Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his famous 'I Have a Dream' speech on August 28th, 1963.
Friday night at 6:30pm Wisconsin's Black Historical Society, 2620 W Center, Milwaukee, will host an event in honor of the occasion. Locals who were there on that historic day will tell their stories.
"That day was my coming of age," explained George Martin who was 16-years-old when he attended the march. "Being a kid from Milwaukee the most people we ever saw was 25,000 people at County Stadium for a Braves game and here it is 250,000."
There will be a march in Milwaukee on Saturday August 24th that will start near the MLK statue on MLK Drive near Vine in Milwaukee at 11:30am. The event runs until 2:00pm.
Milwaukee's Public Library will sponsor events on August 28th at the Martin Luther King, Central, and Villard Square branches. Click here for more information.