Seattle’s Martin Luther King Jr Day March and Rally Through the Years

by Emerald Staff

Photojournalist Susan Fried has been covering Seattle’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day for decades. This retrospective is just a few of her photos of the annual MLK Jr. March and Rally.

2019

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. – Martin Luther King Jr.

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2018

Power without love is reckless and abusive, and love without power is sentimental and anemic. Power at its best is love implementing the demands of justice, and justice at its best is power correcting everything that stands against love. – Martin Luther King Jr.

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2015

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. – Martin Luther King Jr.

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2014

I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality…I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word. – Martin Luther King Jr.

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2013

If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do…you have to keep moving forward. – Martin Luther King Jr.

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2007

Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness. Martin Luther King Jr.

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Former Lt. Ehren Watada, the first commissioned officer to refused to deploy to Iraq, meets former Black Panther, Mike Tagawa and King County Councilmember, Larry Gossett.

2006

There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe nor politic nor popular, but he must take it because his conscience tells him it is right. – Martin Luther King Jr.

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2003

We may all have come on different ships but were’ all in the same boat now. – Martin Luther King Jr.

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2002

The time is always right to do what is right. – Martin Luther King Jr.
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1999

I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality… I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word. – Martin Luther King Jr.

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