43 Years of Martin Luther King Jr. Community Celebrations

LOCATION: First Christian Church of Seattle
January 14, 1974 Speaker
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Music
Emcee
The Rev. Samuel McKinney, Mount Zion pastor
Readings – LeRoy Falls, Karen Nelson, Roland Holloway, Joan Ray
Evelyn Jackson; Mona Jones
Eugene Peterson
January 14, 1975 Speaker LeRoy Brown
1976 We are seeking information on the 1976 program
January 14, 1977 Program
Emcee
In Honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Brotherhood day
Harvey Blanks (actor)
January, 1978 Speaker

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The Rev. Samuel McKinney, Mount Zion pastor, "A Challenge for Today"
"Reflections" – students from all three campuses
St. Therese Catholic Church Youth Choir
LOCATION: Paramount Northwest
January 15, 1979 Speaker
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Yvonne Burke, former U.S. Congresswoman
Mercer Island Children's Choir; Total Experience Choir
Norm Rice, Seattle City Council member
LOCATION: First Christian Church of Seattle
January 14, 1980 Speaker


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Dr. Samuel E. Kelly, special assistant to the Dean of the College of Arts Sciences at the University of Washington, "His Dream … A Look at the '80s"
Dramatic readings – Harvey Blanks (actor)
Community choirs; True Destiny Choir of Seattle; Phyllis Byrdwell (soloist)
LOCATION: Broadway Performance Hall at Seattle Central
January 16, 1981 Speaker

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Larry Sanford, State Board for Community College Education, "A Man and His Dream"
Dramatic reading – Harvey Blanks (actor)
The Chanticleers; Phyllis Byrdwell (soloist)
January 15, 1982 Speaker
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Emcee
Karen Denard, co-host of KOMO-TV's "A.M. Northwest"
Phyllis Byrdwell; the Hopper Family Singers; Mona Jones (soloist)
Candelario Garcia
LOCATION: First African Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E.) Church
January 14, 1983 Speaker
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Norm Rice, Seattle City Council member
Dramatic reading – William Marrow; student tribute – Gregory Brown (North)
The Chanticleers; Phyllis Byrdwell (soloist)
LOCATION: Mount Zion Baptist Church (31 years – 1984 to present)
January 13, 1984 Speaker
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Connie Thompson, KOMO-TV anchor
Hosanna Community Choir
January 15, 1985 Speaker
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George Fleming, state senator
Reading – James Bigham (actor); student tribute – John Roche (North)
Hosanna Community Choir; Ethel Wellington-Peak (soloist); Felecia Leffall (soloist)
January 15, 1986 Speaker
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Other
Jesse Wineberry, state representative
Reading – McClure Middle School students; student tribute – Demetria Brooks (Seattle Central)
Hosanna Community Choir; St. Therese Catholic Church Shades of Praise Gospel Choir; First A.M.E. Community Choir; Felecia Leffall (soloist)
First National Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday
January 15, 1987 Speaker
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Chancellor Donald G. Phelps
Reading – Tawnya Pettiford-Wates (Seattle Central instructor)
Total Experience Choir; Felecia Leffall (soloist)
January 15, 1988 Speaker
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Dr. Charles Mitchell, Seattle Central president
Reading – McClure Middle School students;
student tribute – Teresa Landis (Seattle Central)
Mount Zion Inspirational Gospel Choir;
Felecia Leffall (soloist)
Nerissa Williams, KIRO-TV anchor/reporter
January 13, 1989 Speaker
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Dr. Asa Hilliard, Georgia State University
Reading – Lakeside Middle School; student tribute – Aaron Pulkka, Connie Reed (North)
Washington State Mass Choir
Micki Flowers, KIRO-TV reporter
January 12, 1990 Speaker
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Norm Rice, Seattle mayor
Reading – "I Have A Dream"; -T.T. Minor Elementary
students; student tribute – Carmen Espanol (Seattle Central)
Mount Zion Inspirational Choir; Felecia Leffall Curry (soloist)
Mona Lake Jones, Seattle Community Colleges
January 15, 1991 Speaker
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Dr. Constance Rice
Reading – Hawthorne Elementary students; student tribute – Calix Francisco Martos (South)
Seattle Public Schools Dream Choir; Mount Zion Brotherhood Chorus; First A.M.E. Choir; Dionna Long (soloist)
January 15, 1992 Speaker
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Don Williamson, The Seattle Times
Children's drama – Tawnya Pettiford-Wates (Seattle Central); student tribute – Kermit Spears (North)
Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church Youth Choir; a capella choir Second Glance, Washington Mass Choir; Gloria Johnson (soloist)
Nerissa Williams, KIRO-TV
January 15, 1993 Speaker

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Other
Dr. Carver Gayton, The Boeing Company and Seattle Community Colleges trustee
Student tribute – students Gregory Nearing (SVI), Alice Sierra (South), Katera Lynn Shannon (North), Robert Durbin (Seattle Central)
Washington Mass Choir; Felecia Leffall Curry (soloist)
Micki Flowers, KIRO-TV
Children's Math and Science program same week
January 14, 1994 Speaker

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Dr. Mona Lake Jones, poet and Seattle educator (past Seattle Central instructor)
Reading – Sean Conner, Blanchet High School
Mount Zion Inspirational Chorus; Felecia Leffall Curry (soloist)
Patti Payne, KIRO-TV
Children's Math & Science program same week; Reception afterwards
January 13, 1995 Speaker
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Other
Nerissa Williams, KIRO TV
Community Leadership Awards
Quinton Morris (violin solo); Phyllis Byrdwell (organ solo); Mount Zion Inspirational Choir; Felecia Leffall Curry (soloist)
Chuck Jackson (Seattle Central administrator)
Children’s Math & Science program same week; Reception afterwards
January 12, 1996 Speaker
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Other
John H. Stanford, Seattle Public Schools Superintendent
Community Leadership Awards
Michael Powers & Urban Rhythms Chorus; Damaris Pearson (soloist – North)
Patti Payne, KIRO Newsradio
Children's Math & Science Program same week; Reception afterwards
January 17, 1997 Speaker


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Dr. Jacob Lawrence and Gwendolyn Knight Lawrence, artists "Where do we go from here?" told in story, poetry, dance by Tawnya Pettiford-Wates, Kimi Ginn Rabun, Anita Kuroiwa
Community Leadership Awards
Jazz Pianist Deems Tsutakawa; Mount Zion Inspirational Chorus; Felecia Leffall Curry (soloist)
Chuck Jackson (SVI instructor)
Children's Math & Science program same week; presidents' reception afterwards with student art exhibit
January 16, 1998 Speaker
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Other
The Rev. Samuel B. McKinney, Mount Zion pastor
Pat Wright & the Total Experience Choir; Felecia Leffall Curry (soloist)
Karen Denard, Radio & TV personality
Children's Math & Science program same week; presidents' reception afterwards with student art exhibit
January 15, 1999 Speaker

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Other
Hubert G. Locke, UW Graduate School of Public Affairs professor
First McKinney Scholarship presentation
Brian Kirk Trio with Floyd Standifer; Mount Zion Inspirational Chorus; Felecia Leffall Curry (soloist)
Connie Thompson, KOMO-TV news anchor
Reception afterwards sponsored by Seafirst Bank
January 14, 2000 Speaker

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Norman B. Rice, President & CEO, Federal Home Loan Bank of Seattle
McKinney Scholarship; Leadership Awards
Praise Dancers from Mount Calvary Church; Felecia Leffall Curry (soloist)
Dr. Carl Livingston (Seattle Central instructor)
Reception afterwards
January 16, 2001 Speaker


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Dr. Donald G. Phelps, W.K. Kellogg Regents Professor in Community College Leadership at the University of Texas at Austin
McKinney Scholarship
Mount Calvary Choir; Dansation directed by Anita Kuroiwa; Felecia Leffall Curry (soloist)
Dr. Tawnya Pettiford-Wates (Seattle Central faculty and actor, director and playwright)
Reception afterwards
January 18, 2002 Speaker


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Dr. Leslie David Braxton, Mount Zion senior pastor, "Domestic & Global Implications of Dr. King's Dream and the New Millennium"
McKinney Scholarship
Mount Zion Inspirational Choir and Praise Dancers; Felecia Leffall Curry (soloist)
Joyce Taylor, Seattle television news anchor
Reception afterwards
January 17, 2003 Speaker

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Dr. Carl Livingston (Seattle Central faculty), "Martin Luther King: Man With A Plan"
Reading – African-American Academy; McKinney Scholarship
Trinity Choir of First A.M.E.; Felecia Leffall Curry (soloist)
Lori Matsukawa, KING-TV news anchor
Reception afterwards
January 16, 2004 Speaker

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The Rev. Bernice King, youngest daughter of Dr. King & Coretta Scott King
McKinney Scholarship
Mount Zion Inspirational Choir; Felecia Leffall Curry (soloist)
Joyce Taylor, KING-TV news anchor
Speaker sponsor Bon-Macy's; hotel sponsor Fairmont Olympic Hotel; reception afterwards
January 14, 2005 Speaker

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William Bell, executive vice president, Casey Family Foundation
"I Have a Dream" – Bryant Elementary; McKinney Scholarship
First A.M.E. Church of Seattle Mass Choir; Felecia Leffall Curry (soloist)
Vivian Phillips
Reception afterwards with quilt exhibit and Macy's NW Black Pioneer photo exhibit
January 13, 2006 Speaker
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Ernie Barnes (artist)
Hip-hop tribute to Dr. King – J. Woods; McKinney Scholarship
DaNell Daymon and "A Royal Priesthood" Choir; Felecia Leffall Curry (soloist)
Lori Matsukawa, KING-TV news anchor
Reception afterwards featuring Ernie Barnes work; speaker sponsor Macy's; hotel sponsor Fairmont Olympic Hotel
January 12, 2007 Speaker
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Ron Sims, King County executive
"I Have a Dream" – Our Lady of the Lake School; McKinney Scholarship
DaNell Daymon and Royalty Choir; Felecia Leffall Curry (soloist)
Carmen Ainsworth, KCPQ-TV
Reception afterwards sponsored by Macy's
January 18, 2008 Speaker
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Susan L. Taylor, editorial director, Essence Magazine
"Our African-American Children are Coming" – African-American Academy; McKinney Scholarship
Black Nativity Choir & Total Experience Gospel Choir led by Pastor Patrinell Wright; Felecia Leffall Curry (soloist)
Dr. Mona Lake Jones, King County poet laureate and author
Reception afterwards; speaker sponsor Macy's; hotel sponsor Fairmont Olympic Hotel
January 16, 2009 Speaker

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The Rev. Aaron Williams, Mount Zion senior pastor, "Finding Your Own Voice"
"These Hands – the Story of MLK Jr." – Our Lady of the Lake School; McKinney Scholarship
Mount Zion Mass Choir and Praise Dancers; Felecia Leffall Curry (soloist)
Connie Thompson, KOMO-TV
January 15, 2010 Speaker


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Bernice Johnson Reagon, cultural historian and Freedom Singer, "The Reason I Sing This Song," singing as the communal voice of the Civil Rights Movement
Q & A to speaker – Seattle school students; McKinney Scholarship
DaNell Daymon & Royalty Gospel Choir
Deborah Horne, KIRO-TV (Angela Russell listed in schedule, however she went to Haiti to report on the earthquake)
January 14, 2011 Speaker


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Other
"The Right to Dream" historical film footage and acted performance by Living Voices of Seattle with Marcel Davis (actor)
Q & A to actor – Seattle school students; McKinney Scholarship
Members of the Black Nativity Choir
Lori Matsukawa, KING-TV news anchor
Buttons with MLK image commemorating 37th annual event
January 13, 2012 Speaker

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Nate Miles, motivational speaker & VP for strategic initiative,
Eli Lilly Co., "Leaders and Leadership"
"Let Freedom Ring" – Stanford International School
students; McKinney Scholarship
Mount Zion Wind Ensemble; Mount Zion Inspirational Chorus
Molly Shen, KOMO TV news anchor
January 18, 2013 Speaker
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Jim Lucas (actor) portraying MLK in "A Man and His Dream"
McKinney Scholarship
Mount Zion Inspirational Choir; Lakeside Chorale and members of the UW Gospel Choir led by Phyllis Byrdwell
Connie Thompson, KOMO TV news anchor
January 17, 2014 Speaker


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Michele Norris, NPR host and reporter,
author of "The Race Project"
and The Grace of Silence, A Memoir
40th annual event; McKinney Scholarship
DaNell Daymon and the Greater Works Chorale
Tonya Mosley, Broadcast Journalist
Reception afterwards
January 16, 2015 Speaker
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Other
Barbara Earl Thomas, artist and writer
"Dreamer. Dream Catcher."; McKinney Scholarship
DaNell Daymon and the Greater Works Chorale
Tonya Mosley, Broadcast Journalist
Reception afterwards
January 15, 2016 Speaker
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Other
Marcus Green, Executive Director of South Seattle Emerald
"Are we there yet?"; McKinney Scholarship
DaNell Daymon and the Greater Works Chorale
Monique Ming Laven, KIRO 7 evening co-anchor
Reception afterwards