The rest of 3rd Street renamed in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 20, 2022

Photo by Yvonne Kemp

On Monday, January 17, 2022, city dignitaries and community leaders gathered at the corner of 3rd and Wisconsin, on Dr. Martin Luther, Jr. Day to pay tribute to the great civil rights leader by re-naming the rest of 3rd Street, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive. Originally, King Drive ran north from McKinley to West Capitol Drive; now everything from McKinley south to Wisconsin Ave., has been renamed for Dr. King, thanks to an effort by Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs. Among those at the re-naming ceremony were TMJ4 news anchor Shannon Sims; St. Mark A.M.E. Church Pastor Joy Gallmon; MLK EDC Board President Ben Johnson; Gov. Tony Evers, Alderman Robert Bauman; Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs; 2021 Little Miss Juneteenth Kali Maa Free; Acting Mayor Cavalier Johnson; Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley; and Old World 3rd Street Business Association President Bobby Wiltgen.