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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Contributions to the Solid Waste Industry 8th Annual Commemoration

Monday March 5, 2007

On April 4, 2007, Louisville Metro Solid Waste Management is once again joining P.R.I.D.E., a community/civic organization, for the 8th Annual Commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s contribution to the solid waste industry.

A commemorative service and dinner will be held at King Solomon Missionary Church for Louisville Metro's Solid Waste employees.  Recognition will also be given to employees who have received promotions, those with perfect attendance and retirees.

In March of 1968, Dr. King arrived in Memphis, Tennessee to lead sanitation workers in a march on City Hall to protest low wages and poor working conditions.  After several days of bringing national attention to this issue, he was assassinated on April 4th at 6:01 p.m.

We are asking sanitation/solid waste departments across the nation to recognize the tremendous sacrifice Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. made to improve the working conditions of their employees.

Please email and let us know what your community is planning to pay tribute to Dr. King and to register your event.  Once you have registered, your will be listed on our press release.  Also, feel free to forward this information to another colleague and invite him/her to join us.

Thank you for your support.

Past Participating Cities for the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration Program (pdf)