A roundup of news and announcements we don’t want to get lost in the fast-churning news cycle!
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Continue reading NEWS GLEAMS | 60th Anniversary of the March on Washington, Hōkūleʻa Lands in Seattle
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by Marcus Harrison Green
Myths can destroy our dreams …
I’ll tell you why that thought haunted me after I visited Montgomery, Alabama, a historical crucible for both brutal oppression against Black people and their courageous resistance against it during the Civil Rights Movement.Continue reading OPINION | The Myths That Kill Our Dreamers
by Gennette Cordova
Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and this year, there is an exigent need to honor the late, great civil rights icon by pushing back against the whitewashing of his monumentally radical legacy. This year, consider adopting the spirit of his economic message, rejecting the inaccurate translations of his words, and committing to his goals of disrupting and dismantling white supremacy.Continue reading OPINION | Remembering the True Legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
by Ben Adlin
A Central District mural of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. that was crudely defaced over MLK Day weekend is expected to be restored in coming weeks with the help of the community, the mural’s original artist said on Wednesday, Jan. 19.
The iconic mural of Martin Luther King Jr. was first put up in 1995 at the corner of Martin Luther King Jr Way and East Cherry Street, on the exterior wall of the building that’s now home to Fat’s Chicken and Waffles. The artwork has since become a landmark and source of inspiration to many in the historical heart of Seattle’s Black community.Continue reading Mural of MLK Vandalized Over MLK Weekend to Be Restored by Original Artist
by Susan Fried
Despite the omicron variant surge, hundreds of people, including lots of families and children, came out for the 40th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Rally and March on Jan. 17 at Garfield High School. This year’s theme was Truth in Education NOW. Many of the issues King was dealing with in his lifetime are still present today, including voting rights, workers’ rights, and income inequality, and those issues were touched on by several of the speakers and by the signs carried in the march.Continue reading PHOTO ESSAY: 40th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. March Demands Truth in Education NOW
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by Larry Gossett
The annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. March and Rally will take place on Monday morning, Jan. 17, beginning at 11 a.m. at Garfield High School.
Please remember that the Seattle Martin Luther King Jr. Organizing Coalition, as always, desires that as many people as possible join us for the 40th straight year that we are hosting a community salute and tribute to MLK Jr.’s marvelous effort to bring about racial and economic justice for all people in the United States.Continue reading OPINION: Seattle’s Enduring Connection to Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.