Wisconsin Black Historical Museum hosts 19th Annual ‘King Fest’

January 23, 2020

Photo by Yvonne Kemp

On Monday, January 20, 2020, the Wisconsin Black Historical Museum hosted the 19th Annual “King Fest” which celebrated Dr. King’s 91st birthday. This year’s them was “Remembrance, Resistance, and Reparations,” and was hosted by Sister Janette Herrera at the Wisconsin Black Historical Museum, 2620 W. Center Street. The celebration featured speakers like Congresswoman Gwen Moore, State Senator Lena Taylor, and State Representative Kalan Haywood, Jr.; drumming performances; praise dancers; spoken word artists, vendors and keynote speaker author and activist Ramel (Kweku Akyirefi) Smith, Ph.D. Also there was the presentation of the 19th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Writing Contest winners. Each of the four winners received $500 scholarships. They are Kamari Barr, Fannie Dillon, Damiah Springer and Treyvon Hamberlin. A special scholarship was present from Milwaukee Health Services, Inc. (MHSI) to Attiya Butler.

Pictured at the event are (from left) MHSI President and CEO Dr. Tito L. Izard, MD; Sister Janette Herrera; Kamari Barr; Fannie Dillon; and Damiah Springer.