Beloit Daily News – News, City will honor Walter Knight with bridge-naming


BELOIT – “Just let me help somebody by whatever means I can.”

That’s how Walter Knight, the city’s first African American city councilor, sums up his past service for the citizens of Beloit.

Knight served on the city council from 1972 to 1985 and also served on the Police and Fire Commission along with a variety of ad-hoc committees.

On Monday, Knight will be recognized as the Portland Avenue Bridge will gain the honorary title “Walter R. Knight Bridge.”

“I think what it means for Beloit is that it shows the community and beyond that we value diversity in a very big way and we are willing to recognize individuals who make great contributions to the city,” said Council President Kevin Leavy. “It’s significant to me because when we look…

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