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Councilmember Larry Gossett: From Harlem to the Mob Attack on the Country’s Capitol Building

A KBCS interview with one of our region’s powerful leaders, Councilmember Larry Gossett.  He served as King County Councilmember between the years of 1993 and 2019.  Councilmember Gossett was also an active Black Panther Party member and was a founding member of the University of Washington Black Student Union.  Listen to the experiences that transformed his life, and informed his approach to public service.

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day – Seattle March

Thousands took the streets in Seattle on Monday for the 38th annual Martin Luther King Jr Day March. KBCS’s Gol Hoghooghi and Yuko Kodama gathered sounds and interviews from the celebration.

        

        

 

 

The Impact of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King’s Assassination on Seattle

Aaron and Elmer Dixon were both detained on the day of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King’s assassination in 1968.  They watched the cities burning after Dr. King’s death.  Not long after this event, the Dixon brothers went to the Bay Area where they met leaders of the Black Panther Party.  Listen in on how the death of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King not only rocked the country, but Seattle’s Central District youth.

 

Photo courtesy of Civil Rights and Labor History Project

 

MLK Day Celebration: Nikkita Oliver Speaks

We bring you this excerpt from a talk by local activist, Nikita Oliver at the Dr. Martin Luther King Celebration at Garfield High School. The theme of the 2018 event was “Take a Knee for Justice”.

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A Project Pilgrimage Unmute the Commute: Freedom Rides

We ride buses so easily today that we may forget our nation’s history just 60 years ago. Today on Unmute the Commute, join us on a Freedom Ride. Produced by former KBCS News Director Sonya Green and Winona Hollins Hauge of Project Pilgrimage. Former Freedom Rider Dr. Bernard Lafayette will be in Seattle on April 21st and 22nd to present a workshop on non-violence. More details to attend.

Photo Credit: Perry Aycock, Brittanica

Unmute the Commute is a weekly series highlighting commuter stories, supported in part by King County Metro’s Just One Trip.

Dr. Angela Davis Speaks at MLK Unity Day Celebration in Seattle

Recently, Dr. Angela Davis spoke at a Seattle town hall forum, commemorating the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as part of the City of Seattle’s third annual Martin Luther King Unity Day celebration. This five-part series includes excerpts of her talk.

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Seattle MLK Marchers’ Impressions

Thousands of people marched through Seattle on Monday, January 16th, 2017, to honor Martin Luther King, Jr. KBCS’s Gol Hoghooghi was there and spoke with people about what inspired them to march.