Bridge In Stockbridge Named In Honor Of M.L. King, Sr.
Despite the divisive rhetoric regarding the history of our country, it was a privilege to present a replica of the Martin Luther King, Sr. memorial bridge sign to Bernice King and the King Family on August 28th at the M.L. King, Jr. statute unveiling. With the assistance of the Stockbridge City Council, I introduced and passed legislation to dedicate in memory of M.L. King Sr. the bridge in front of City Hall along State Route 138 and crossing over the Martin Luther King, Sr. Heritage Trail. M.L. King, Sr. used this trail to travel to work and school, as he was raised in Stockbridge and preached his first sermon there at the age of 15. This was a way of recognizing some of the history that exists in Stockbridge that many people may not be aware of. With all that’s going on in the country, I think it’s appropriate to discuss some of the people who shaped the civil rights movement. It is a small but very public recognition of an important person who helped shape the history of our county for the better. The city of Stockbridge will be hosting a bridge dedication ceremony in the next few weeks, and I hope to see you there!