By Fighting Words Staff
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was murdered while supporting sanitation workers in Memphis, TN, April 4, 1968. MLK Day Manitowoc, an organization that organizes events on the MLK Day in rural Manitowoc, WI, is a diverse array of labor and community organizations and individuals. On April 5, 2021, they honored Dr. King’s legacy by joining together in unity and opposing all manifestations of hate – from Manitowoc to Georgia – against people of color, workers, women and the LGBTQ community.
The press release announcing the event stated:
“We will be joining together in the spirit of Dr. King who once said: ‘Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.’ We will not be silent. We will not be demoralized. We will not be turned around by hate. We will build unity, hope, peace, love and social justice!
“We will not stand down to the old or new Jim Crow!”
About 50 people attended the event which received extensive coverage in the local media.