Stratford African American museum celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day observances were held at the Ruby & Calvin Fletcher African American History Museum in Stratford on Saturday.

News 12 Staff

Jan 15, 2023, 2:52 AM

Updated 517 days ago

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day observances were held at the Ruby & Calvin Fletcher African American History Museum in Stratford on Saturday.
Bridgeport City Council Member Mary McBride Lee, who was one of the presenters, received a Congressional Gold Medal from President Barack Obama in 2015 for her role in the Civil Rights movement.
"I hope daily that the young people will read about and be taught about what Martin Luther King represents. It's just not about MLK, but it's what he stood for," McBride Lee said.
The museum said Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day is observed every day of the week.
"Because without Dr. King's sacrifices and what he stood for, this museum and other museums around the country would never exist," said the museum's Jeffrey Fletcher.
"Martin Luther King Day in Bridgeport ends many times with young people honoring young people with an 'I Have A Dream' speech or a performance," said Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim.
McBride Lee has her own display at the museum that chronicles her role in the Civil Rights movement.


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