The King Center’s strategic theme for 2023 King Holiday Observance is “Cultivating a Beloved Community Mindset to Transform Unjust Systems.” Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a time to celebrate, commemorate and honor the life, legacy and impact of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. With commitment to the King Center’s theme, we recognize the members of our own community, taking action to unify and transform unjust systems and cultivate community like family.
Virtual/hybrid events and resources to honor Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Seattle Martin Luther King Organizing Coalition Workshops
In-person workshops, Jan. 16 at Garfield High
Martin Luther King Jr. Day March & Rally
Monday, Jan. 16, 10 AM – 4 PM, Garfield High School, 400 23rd Ave., Seattle
NAAM — Martin Luther King, Jr. Day at NAAM (naamnw.org)
Monday, Jan. 16, 11 AM – 5 PM, Northwest African American Museum, 2300 South Massachusetts Street, Seattle
Grand Community Re-opening
MLK Day of Service, Fenster Nature Park
Monday, Jan. 16, 10 AM – 1 PM, 2027 4th St. SE, Auburn
United Way—Celebrating Dr. King’s Legacy
Jan. 25 attend a virtual education session for an Advancing Racial Equity Series event to learn from BIPOC business owners, or volunteer and be a part of this journey in honoring his legacy.
Cultivating a Beloved Community Mindset to Transform Unjust Systems
A UW Medicine website in celebration of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. legacy, recognizing members of our community who serve those in need.
The King Center
Established in 1968 by Mrs. Coretta Scott King, The Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change (“The King Center”) has been a global destination, resource center and community institution for over a quarter century.
Martin Luther King Jr. Civil Rights Memorial Park is designed around a black granite “mountain.” The dramatic, 30-foot sculpture was inspired by the civil rights leader’s “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” speech, made the day before he was assassinated in 1968. The park is located at 2200 MLK Way S, Seattle. In Fall 2018, the park name was modified to include the words “Civil Rights” to honor the work of community leaders and organizations in Seattle who work on issues of social justice, and to celebrate the contributions of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and other civil rights leaders.
BlackPast.org is an online reference center that might be considered the “Google” of African American history. The site contains a wealth of materials on African American history, including an online encyclopedia of over 4,000 entries, including the complete transcript of more than 300 speeches by African Americans and others of African ancestry and so much more.