Milwaukee to celebrate MLK Day with virtual events

NOW: Milwaukee to celebrate MLK Day with virtual events

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Martin Luther King Jr. Day is this Monday, Jan. 18, and there are a number of ways to learn about and honor the life and legacy of the civil rights leader.

That includes some virtual events this weekend here in Milwaukee.

Milwaukee is one of just two cities to have celebrated Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday annually since 1984, and the tradition will continue this Sunday, Jan. 17.

Although in a virtual format, we spoke with Lindsey McKee, from Visit Milwaukee, to learn more.

"This is a free, virtual celebration that spotlights community youth who have interpreted Dr. King's message through art, speech and writing contests," said McKee. 

The Marcus Performing Arts Center will livestream the birthday celebration program at 1 p.m.

Another event you can partake in at any time is browsing the virtual exhibits at America's Black Holocaust Museum.

"MLK Day is the perfect opportunity to explore the museum's virtual galleries, specifically look at the exhibits in the categories titled 'I Am Somebody, the Struggle for Justice.' Exhibits in this virtual gallery section include topics such as the Montgomery bus boycott, Freedom Rides, the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, civil rights legislation and key individuals in addition to Dr. King who fought against injustice."

For more information on these events and others happening in and around Milwaukee, click here

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