AFSCME 965 members Ted Swedenburg and Mike Pierce represent the local in Fayetteville’s 2018 Martin Luther King, Jr. Freedom March.
About 400 people braved the cold to commemorate the life of King, the pastor and civil rights leader who was assassinated while leading an AFSCME sanitation workers strike in Memphis in 1968.
The local program was organized by the Northwest Arkansas Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Council. The march moved along Razorback Road from Martin Luther King Boulevard to the University of Arkansas Union. A vigil with speeches and a performance by the Inspirational Chorale followed in the union. The day ended with the council’s 22nd annual MLK Recommitment Banquet at the Fayetteville Town Center.