Wednesday, January 4, 2017

History of MLK Day in AZ by Dr. Warren Stewart

The History of Martin Luther King Day in Arizona, a presentation by Historymaker Dr. Warren Stewart will be held at AZ Heritage Center at Papago Park on January 19 from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Hear the challenging yet triumphant story of how the Arizonan African-American community came together in the 1980s to work towards recognition of the famous civil rights leader. Dr. Stewart served as the first General Chairperson for Arizonans for a Martin Luther King, Jr. State Holiday which contributed significantly to the legislative passage of Arizona’s Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday on September 21, 1989.
Dr. Stewart also organized and led Victory Together, Inc., a broad-based coalition that campaigned for a Martin Luther King, Jr./Civil Rights Day in Arizona which was won by a historic vote of the people in the general election on November 3, 1992. Join us for an interactive discussion and Q&A with Dr. Stewart about this historic achievement and how it relates to current issues.

Admission to the event is free. Does not include admission to museum. Donations welcome.