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Guide to Local Events to Celebrate Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

curated by Emerald Staff


Seattle is about as far as you can get from Atlanta, where the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was born and led this country’s civil rights movement. But Seattle activist Larry Gossett would argue no city compares to Seattle’s fervor for celebrating Dr. King:

“Remember y’all, no other citizenry from any city in our country, has been as able as Seattle’s activist — especially its Black, other People of Color, and progressive white community leaders — in attracting thousands of folks from all walks of life to come together every year to pay tribute to Dr. King’s legacy.”

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