Alameda Race Violence Task Force

The Alameda Race Violence Task Force and the Alameda NAACP Organizing Committee chose “Now is the Time” as the theme for last Monday’s 39th annual Martin Luther King Service Day celebration. Marchers gathered at noon at Haight Elementary School, where a movement is afoot to rename the school to better suit modern-day values. 

Many in the community feel that the school’s present-day namesake, Henry Huntly Haight, who served as the governor of California from 1868 to 1872 and lived in Alameda, does not represent those values. (“Elementary School Renaming in Works,” Dec. 21).