Members of the Alameda NAACP Organizing Committee, the Coalition to Rename Haight and the Alameda Race Violence Task Force hosted a gathering and walk to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Monday. The assembly at Haight featured songs, readings from King’s works and poetry.
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Rev. Betty Williams organized the 43rd annual celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day inside Alameda City Hall on Jan. 20. With around 75 people in attendance including Vice Mayor John Knox White, the celebration included dance and song, remarks and tributes.
I am humbled standing before you addressing this crowd at Alameda's NAACP Martin Luther King Jr. Day march and rally. To Alameda's Black community, and all her communities of color I offer my heart and support. My message however is for my White brothers and sisters.
Since 1983, Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Jan. 16 this year) has been designated a day of service. Residents can get started early on Saturday, Jan. 14, from 9 a.m. to noon, when Alameda Point Partners and the city of Alameda Public Works Department host a shoreline cleanup event.
In honor of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., the City of Alameda Public Works Department’s Clean Water Program will be hosting a shoreline cleanup along with Alameda Point Partners.