49th Annual Celebration

Watch the video above or watch on YouTube for a time indexed menu of the program.

Our 49th Annual Community Celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. is a video production hosted at the historic Mount Zion Baptist Church.

Emceed by Monique Ming Laven, evening anchor at KIRO-7, the program includes the familiar voices of DaNell Daymon and Greater Works; an overview of Seattle Colleges' Project Baldwin; and a talk with T. Elon Dancy, PhD, Helen S. Faison Endowed Chair and Director of the Center for Urban Education in the School of Education at the University of Pittsburgh.

Both the Project Baldwin overview and Dr. Dancy’s talk focus on improving outcomes for Black and Brown and other male students from groups traditionally underserved by higher education. The program also includes the announcement of the 2022 McKinney Scholar, honoring the late Rev. Dr. Samuel B. McKinney, a giant among civil-rights leaders in Seattle.

It is our sincere hope that you feel the fellowship and exuberance we normally enjoy when we gather for this important and uplifting celebration.

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Please note: participants in this video followed COVID protocols, when and where appropriate, including proof of vaccination, temperature checks, on-site negative COVID test, social distancing, masks and double-masking, hand-washing and sanitation.