Please join us for the 19th annual MLK Celebration event on Saturday January 27, 2018.
Through peaceful protest, the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. spent his life as a social activist working against injustice. Dr. King worked to end the legal segregation of African Americans, founded the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, was a recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, and his life had a profound impact on race relations in the United States. Since it was first observed nationwide in January of 1986, the holiday commemorating the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. has served as a reminder of his legacy to the causes of civil rights, nonviolent opposition, and community service.
In 2002, Sacramentans Dr. Dorothy Enomoto, a classmate and close friend of Dr. King, and her husband, Jerry Enomoto co-founded the greater Sacramento region’s annual tribute event to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. With the late Congressman Robert T. Matsui serving as honorary co-chair in the early years, the MLK Celebration event has brought together thousands of elected officials, community and business leaders, law enforcement, nonprofit groups, clergy from all denominations, community members, educators, students and more to remember and celebrate the legacy of Dr. King.
Today we continue to celebrate Dr. King’s commitment to helping change the world for the better.
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