Marchers call for social change at commemorative MLK march

Speakers connected the local affirmative action push with the Civil Rights struggle on the anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I have a dream" speech.
Aug 28, 2018

Bishop who quoted MLK at royal wedding to visit Seattle

Rev. Michael Curry delivered a timely and poignant sermon at the first biracial royal marriage on the power of love that both highlighted the history of race relations and stole the show.
May 30, 2018

Seattle youth on the rise for Black Lives Matter

Students at Garfield and Rainier Beach high schools are taking the lead as activists.
Feb 15, 2018

Misusing MLK: Focus on King’s “peace” silences Black protest

How myths about Martin Luther King Jr.’s views suppresses Black activism and hides MLK true history as a radical revolutionary.
Feb 8, 2018

NAAM MLK DAY CELEBRATION

Join us for a full day of activities! Admission by donation! An open house to celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. Patrons will be able to view films about the Civil Rights Movement, access speeches by Dr. King, engage in art activities and learn about other activists who carry on the task of […]
Dec 18, 2017

RIZE Fellowship to host anti-racism educator Jane Elliott

The teacher became known world-wide when she separated her all-white class by eye color so they could learn about the unfairness of racial prejudice.
Jan 10, 2018
Fai Mathews, left, has been at most every MLK Day Celebration for the last two decades, always carrying the same picture of Dr. King. (Photo by Susan Fried)

Photos: 35 years of Seattle MLK celebrations

Looking back over decades of celebrations of Dr. King’s legacy, it’s clear Seattle has the strength to face our new challenges.
Jan 11, 2017
Chairs at Eckstein Middle School. (Photo from Flickr by Cory Doctorow)

Why we need to save social justice teaching

Following the ouster from Seattle Public School of teachers who emphasize social justice, educators and allies look for ways to fight back.
Jan 21, 2016

Seattle MLK celebration a reminder to keep moving forward

Keynote speaker Marcus Green said while our nation has made progress because of King, in many ways, racism has become increasingly hidden yet pervasive.
Jan 18, 2016