GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) – The basketball courts at Fisk Park in Green Bay have been dedicated to the late Pastor LC Green.
Pastor Green was a civil rights activist and pastor at Divine Temple.
Over the past three decades, he has become a mainstay in the Green Bay community for bringing people together.
Ten years ago, when Fisk Park became a scene of repeated criminal activity, Green Bay police removed the basketball hoops in an attempt to fix the problem. Pastor Green publicly criticized the action and challenged the police to participate in a community conversation, which led to the formation of Citizens’ Advisory Group meetings which still have regular meetings today.
Getting people to just talk was perhaps the greatest legacy of Pastor Green, who wanted his community to be inclusive and safe.
“I am more grateful than words can express,” said Pastor Alice Green, Pastor Green’s wife. “It shows we’ve done a lot and didn’t know it until this moment, so it’s an honor and a privilege to have this happen and have the community recognize what he’s done.”
Since Pastor Green played a major role in the reinstallation of the hoops, the basketball courts at Fisk Park were dedicated to him on Saturday, to honor his name and his legacy to help the community.
“From the minute I met him, he was someone who cared a lot about this community who saw, as the mayor said, saw the good and the bad and wanted to leave him a better place. and I think he did,” Green Bay said. Police Chief Chris Davis.
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