This year’s Martin Luther King Day celebration at the Martin Luther King branch of Milwaukee Public Library featured art and craft activities, health screenings, an interactive historical timeline, music and dance performances, a trivia contest, personal stories by Ex Fabula Fellows, refreshments and a visit from the mayor.
Nearly 1,000 people of diverse backgrounds and ages came to the library to honor the memory and the legacy of the civil rights icon, who was assassinated on April 4, 1968, in Memphis, Tennessee.
The King Library, 310 W. Locust St., which has hosted events on Martin Luther King Day since 2008, features an African-American collection including current and historical works of fiction and non-fiction reflecting African-American life and culture. It also houses a Milwaukee Leaders collection, which honors people chosen by members of the community as exemplifying strong role models for their own and for future generations, according to its website.
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