WPR News
10:36 am
Mon January 15, 2007

Former Legislator Takes Pride In MLK Holiday

Cheyenne, Wy – Hundreds of people braved the cold for the annual Martin Luther King Junior-Equality Day march in Cheyenne. Among them was Liz Byrd. She is a former state lawmaker who fought for eight years to create the state holiday. Since then, Byrd she's been impressed with how much children have learned about Doctor King in school.
Byrd says she saw the bill killed many times, in many different ways. It finally passed in 1989.