Today in 1970: Two African-American students are shot to death and 30 others wounded by local police, state troopers and national guardsmen at the primarily black Jackson State University in Mississippi.
The two were watching demonstrators protesting the invasion of Cambodia and racial discrimination from a nearby dormitory tower. Two days of riots ensued in Jackson, resulting in curfews and sealing off of the city.
It’s Today’s Action Calendar!
Tomorrow morning is a Warbler Walk at Cherokee Marsh. Join expert birder Kyle Lindemer to look and listen for a variety of bright-colored warbler species and other birds. Co-sponsored by Friends of Cherokee Marsh and Madison Audubon, this is tomorrow from 6 to 8am. Meet at the parking lot at Cherokee Marsh, 6098 North Sherman. More info at cherokeemarsh.org.
Tomorrow morning, on your bike commute, stop by Planet Bike’s 8th Annual “Bacon on the Bike Path.” Budget Bike and Machinery Row will provide bike tech support. Also on your bike commute, stop by Saris Cycling Groups second annual Bratcakes! They’ll have vegetarian brats and gluten-free pancakes, too! These are tomorrow from 7 to 10am on the Capital City Trail between the intersection of John Nolen and Broom Street. These free events are part of the Wisconsin Bike Federation’s week-long Bike to Work Week festivities.
WORT needs lots of volunteers to help with the station’s Block Party on Sunday, May 18th. Volunteers are needed for set up, trash and recycling, clean up and various tasks throughout the day. To volunteer, call the station at 608-256-2001 and ask for Glenn or email: firstname.lastname@example.org