Photo depicting a row of individuals with their Circle of Elder awards in the Garfield High School cafeteria.

Four of the eight Circle of Elders are recognized Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021, at Garfield High School. Left to right: NAAM CEO and President LaNesha DeBardelaben; Elder Eddie Rye Jr.; Rev. Dr. Phyllis Beaumonte, a Mount Zion Baptist Church associate minister who read a letter Dr. King sent to Mount Zion after his visit; Emile Pitre, founding member of the University of Washington’s Black Student Union; Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan; and Carver Gayton, who was a 22-year-old teacher at Garfield High School when Dr. King spoke there. (Photo: Susan Fried)

Photo by Susan Fried
November 6-8, 2021