The Seattle Martin Luther King Jr. Organizing Coalition celebrates “40 Years of Persevering with King’s Mission”
by Susan Fried
After two years of being unable to make use of Garfield Excessive College attributable to pandemic restrictions, the Seattle Martin Luther King Jr. Organizing Coalition took full benefit of entry this yr. On the fortieth anniversary of the MLK March and Rally on Monday, Jan. 16, the coalition hosted a jobs truthful, workshops, and an enormous rally in the highschool gymnasium. The climate turned out to be lovely for the hundreds of people that marched from Garfield, with a quick cease on the King County Juvenile Detention Middle, to Jimi Hendrix Park by the Northwest African American Museum (NAAM) the place one other small rally was held.
Individuals who had participated within the march might additionally discover NAAM, which formally reopened, after an nearly three-year closure. The museum has three new reveals together with “A Lengthy Stroll to Hope,” by Susan Fried, a present devoted to the historical past of the MLK March, one of many longest-running and largest celebrations of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life and legacy within the Pacific Northwest.
Susan Fried is a 40-year veteran photographer. Her early profession included weddings, portraits, and business work — plus, she’s been The Skanner Information’ Seattle photographer for 25 years. Her pictures have appeared within the College of Washington’s The Day by day, The Seattle Globalist, Crosscut, and plenty of extra. She’s been an Emerald contributor since 2015. Observe her on Instagram @fried.susan.
📸 Featured Picture: From left to proper: Keimani Leonard, Alexis Mburu, and Josias Jean-Pierre lead the march from Garfield Excessive College to Jimi Hendrix Park, Monday, Jan. 16, the fortieth anniversary of Seattle’s celebration of the life and legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. (Photograph: Susan Fried)
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