Urban League partnership lights Hoan Bridge to honor Dr. King

January 21, 2021

Photo by Yvonne Kemp

On Monday, January 18, 2021, The Milwaukee Urban League in partnership with the Light the Hoan Collective lit the Daniel Hoan Memorial Bridge in red, green and black from sunset to 2:00 a.m. in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. The bridge is used as a symbol of pride and unity for the city of Milwaukee and is located on Interstate 794 in downtown Milwaukee.

Red and black are not only representative colors for the Milwaukee Urban League; the three chosen colors are dedicated to the pan-African flag symbolizing the African diaspora and celebrating black liberation.

“We are truly appreciative to the Hoan committee for selecting us to bring light to one of the city’s iconic landmarks,” said Milwaukee Urban League President and CEO Dr. Eve M. Hall.