MILWAUKEE — The Hoan Bridge will be lit in red, green and black in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. this MLK Day.
The Milwaukee Urban League says it is sponsoring the lights, which will be visible from sunset until 2 a.m. on MLK Day, Jan. 18.
“We are truly appreciative to the Hoan committee for selecting us to bring light to one of the city’s iconic landmarks,” said Dr. Eve M. Hall, President and CEO of Milwaukee Urban League, in a statement Friday.
“This collective effort honors the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. and will highlight programming that compliments his work and ours as a community-based organization," Hall says.
The three colors were chosen as they are dedicated to the pan-African flag, a symbol of the African diaspora, and celebrate Black liberation, the League says.
The Milwaukee Urban League is the local affiliate of the National Urban League, which is devoted to empowering African Americans to enter the economic and social mainstream.
The effort is in partnership with the Light the Hoan collective.