Wisconsin Events Honor King's Legacy

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Gov. Scott Walker is proclaiming Monday as Martin Luther King Jr. Day across the state.

Walker sang along to "We Shall Not Be Moved" and read a proclamation dedicating the day to the civil rights activist during an annual King tribute at the state Capitol on Monday afternoon. Protesters turned their backs on Walker as he spoke, holding up signs that read "Still a Liar" and "MLK Jr. would have expanded Medicaid."

Earlier in the day Walker attended the 17th annual breakfast honoring King at the YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee.

A "freedom sing-in" will be held at Madison's 29th annual City-County observance Monday evening at the Overture Center. Former UN Ambassador Andrew Young will give the keynote address.


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