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. Continue reading Seattle’s Martin Luther King Jr Day March and Rally Through the Years
by Georgia McDade
Dear Dr. King,
Your eyes are seeing and ears hearing what the Lord had in store for you. Your heart is full of what God had in store for you.
In the 52 years since your death much has happened. One time I say you know all about what has transpired; other times I say I’m glad you were not here to see. One of the biggest inventions is the smartphone. It is a massive computer that we hold in our hands. Its information is at our fingertips. The most amazing feature for me is the countless facts I can get in a few seconds. Continue reading Letter to Dr. King
by Susan Fried
El Centro de la Raza to unveiled and dedicated a bust of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Plaza Roberto Maestas on Feb. 1, the first day of Black History Month. The bust was a gift from the sculpture Jeff Day.
Continue reading El Centro Unveils Bronze Bust of Martin Luther King Jr.
by Georgia S. McDade
It was great to be at Garfield High School for the 37th Annual MLK Day Rally and March January 21. Thousands of people were present for the half a day of activities around the theme “Affirmative Action = Justice: Equal Opportunity in Education, Jobs, Contracts.”
Continue reading Reflecting on the Education and Diversity of the Annual MLK March and Rally
story and photos by Susan Fried
King County has the rare distinction of being named for Martin Luther King Jr. While many streets bear the name of the minister, orator, and social justice leader, King County remains unusual in naming an entire region after him. So it makes sense that Seattle and King County hold dozens of celebrations honoring King’s contributions to the continuing fight for social and economic justice in the United States.
Continue reading PHOTOS: Seattle and King County Mark MLK Day With Call for Action
(This article originally appeared on Patch.com and has been republished with permission. South Seattle Emerald’s “This Weekend in South Seattle” has a listing of events throughout the weekend.)
The 32nd Martin Luther King Jr. Day is Monday, and there are plenty of volunteer events, marches, and memorials to honor the civil rights leader happening around Puget Sound.
Continue reading 32 Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2019 Events In Puget Sound
by Ijeoma Oluo
This is a transcript of a speech delivered at the 45th Annual Community Celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. in 2018. The event was sponsored by Seattle Colleges, at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Seattle.
Like many black children, I was raised with tales of the great Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Much of that narrative — at home, in school, in television and in film — centered around Dr. King’s commitment to nonviolence in his fight for racial equality. Continue reading Non-Violence in a Violent World