McMillan steps into Civil Rights Walk of Fame

Michael P. McMillan shook hands with Michael Russell – standing in the footprints of his father Herman J. Russell, founder of the largest African American construction firm in the United States. – at the International Civil Rights Walk of Fame unveiling in Atlanta on May 16. McMillan, president and CEO of the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis (the nation’s largest affiliate), was inducted with his footprints between those of Russell and media mogul Ted Turner. McMillan previously served as license collector and 19th Ward alderman for of the City of St. Louis. The ceremony marked the move of the Walk of Fame from the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site to the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, located near Centennial Olympic Park.

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