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Martin Luther King Jr. Day Rally at Garfield High School

The Seattle Martin Luther King Jr. Organizing Coalition produced the 41st annual MLK Jr. Day rally on Monday, January 15th.  It was held at Seattle’s Garfield High School.

Listen in to sounds and voices from the rally.

Producer: Yuko Kodama

Photo: Yuko Kodama

Garfield High MLK


Seattle MLK Jr. Organizing Coalition


Martin Luther King Day was founded as the only federal holiday designated as a day of service in honor of the Reverend Dr Martin Luther King Jr. It’s referred to as a ‘day on, not off’.

One of the region’s largest planned observances is over 40 years old.  It’s run by an all-volunteer-run Seattle MLK Organizing Coalition. Many people may know it by the news footage of 1000s of people marching in Seattle. The Seattle MLK organizing coalition plans much more than the march.  It features an Opportunity Fair offering resources for apprenticeships and jobs, and experts who can look over resumes, The event also features workshops that start days before MLK day. 

KBCS interviewed Nia Angelique, the Seattle MLK Organizing coalition youth internship coordinator about this year’s lineup of events.

Producers: Yuko Kodama and Widder Sessions

Photo: Yuko Kodama (2023 MLK march photos)

Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King – Angry Love

50 years ago today, the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr was assassinated.   As one of the principle leaders of the civil rights movement King spoke of non-violent resistance and love as the antidote to hate.

Seattle author and speaker, Ijeoma Oluo  spoke at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr annual celebration at Garfield High School earlier this year, and described King’s angry love.

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”.


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.