This weekend, starting tomorrow, Friday, January 13, many marches and rallies will take place in Seattle honoring the life Martin Luther King Jr. A Baptist minister and activist, he was prominent leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement. He is best known for being instrumental in the advancement of civil rights in the United States and around the world, using nonviolent methods following the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi. Motorists may experience some slowdowns associated with the MLK Celebration Committee 30th Annual March and Rally on Monday afternoon which will be escorted by Seattle Police Officers. Please see the following information for details.
Friday, January 13 Student March for Peach and Justice: 10 a.m.
Starts at Giddens School
Taking place on sidewalks and through parks, the march begins at 20th Avenue S and S Lane Street moving to adjacent Upper Judkins Park Playfield; then heads south through Judkins Park into Sam Smith Park; goes east through Sam Smith Park to end at the Northwest African American Museum located at 2300 S Massachusetts Street.
Orca K-8 MLK Celebration March: 1:10 p.m.
Starts at Orca Elementary School
The annual march begins at the school located at 45th Avenue S and S Dawson Street; goes north on 45th Avenue S to Ss Hudson Street; west on Hudson to Rainier Avenue S; north on Rainier to S Edmunds Street; west on Edmunds into Columbia Park; turns around and follows same route back to the school ; Seattle Police will escort the marchers.
Saturday, January 14
Seattle Parks and Recreation Annual MLK Jr Memorial Youth March: 1 p.m.
Begins at Martin Luther King Jr Park
March will remain on sidewalks starting at the park at 2200 MLK Jr Way S ending at Garfield Community Center (2323 E Cherry Street), with stops and ceremonies featuring speakers at Sam Smith Park, Powell Barnett Park, and Gerber Park.
Monday, January 16
MLK Celebration Committee 30th Annual March and Rally: 12:30 p.m.
Garfield High School (23rd Avenue and E Jefferson Street)
March leaves the school and heads north on 23rd to E Union Street; then west on Union to Madison Street; west on Madison to Second Avenue; south on Second onto the Federal Building Plaza for a short rally; Seattle Police will escort.
Conact: Peg Nielsen, 206.684.8114