AFSCME DINNER-DANCE TO HONOR MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.
DETROIT, Jan. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Detroit's largest public employee union will host a dinner-dance honoring the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Saturday, Jan. 23. The event is sponsored by Michigan Council 25 of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), and will be held at the International Market Place, 400 Monroe in Detroit's Greektown. An art and historical exhibit will open at 7 p.m., and the dinner will begin at 8 p.m. The theme for the evening is "Restore the Dream: Continue the Path of the Drum Major." AFSCME's commemoration of the slain civil rights leader predates the national holiday; the Detroit event has been held annually since 1974. Mr. King was assassinated in Memphis, Tenn., in 1968, while in the city to address and support striking sanitation workers represented by AFSCME. The keynote speaker for the 1993 dinner will be AFSCME International Secretary-Treasurer William Lucy, who marched with Mr. King in Memphis during the 1968 strike. Lucy is founder and president of the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (CBTU), and has long been prominent in the civil rights movement. Michigan AFSCME Council 25 represents more than 60,000 public workers in Michigan, including about 5,500 City of Detroit workers and 5,000 state classified employees. AFSCME International represents more than 1.3 million public workers across the nation. -0- 1/22/93 /NOTE: Media are welcome. CONTACT: Danny Craig, 313-341-3066, or Elmira Willis-Stuckey, 313-341-7806, both of Michigan AFSCME Council 25/
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|Date:||Jan 22, 1993|
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