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Mayor Barrett's Statement on the Renaming of Old World Third Street to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive

January 26, 2021

Mayor Tom Barrett released the following statement on the renaming of Old World Third Street to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive:

“I support the renaming of Old World Third Street, as it spans from West McKinley Avenue to West Wisconsin Avenue, to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.”

“Displaying Dr. King’s name proudly on one of our most prominent streets allows us to honor his legacy in the pursuit of a more just future. It’s an important message to share with residents and visitors alike as they enjoy the heart of downtown Milwaukee.”

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