Milwaukee leaders to honor Hank Aaron, John Lewis and C.T. Vivian with their own special days
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- In a nod to Black History Month, Milwaukee County supervisors approved resolutions honoring three iconic African American public figures Wednesday, Feb. 24.
One resolution salutes Hank Aaron, the former Milwaukee Braves and Brewers superstar.
Aaron died earlier this year and this resolution declares Feb. 4 "Hank Aaron Day" in Milwaukee County.
Another resolution declares Feb. 21 "John Lewis Day" in memory of the civil rights leader and longtime member of Congress.
The third resolution declares July 30 "C.T. Vivian Day."
Vivian was a minister, author and confidant of Dr. Martin Luther King during the civil rights movement.
"I thought it would be most appropriate to bring these three icons forward, for us to put in consideration in memorandum in Milwaukee County history, as each of them has played pivotal roles in civil, social justice as well as voting rights," said Milwaukee County Supervisor Felesia Martin.
The resolutions were approved unanimously.