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MLK Day 2017: Events to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.

Monday (Jan. 15th ) is Dr. Martin Luther King Day.  His activism and inspirational speeches he played a pivotal role in ending the legal segregation of African-American citizens in the United States, as well as the creation of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

The largest local event is at Garfield High School with a gathering of celebrations, workshops, rally and march.

  • “Stop the hate! Come together”  Garfield High School (HERE)
  • Seattle Center Celebration (HERE)
  • 10 MLK Activities for Kids and Families (HERE)
  • The STRANGER list of MLK Events (HERE)
  • What’s open and closed for the holiday (HERE)


About Shellie Hart

Your workday host is a longtime Seattle Radio Midday Air-Personality. Shellie grew up in Burien and now lives in West Seattle. She’s the on-court Entertainment Emcee for our 3X WNBA Championship Team SEATTLE STORM. Shellie is also committed to Children’s Hospital who once participated weekly in their CHILD LIFE Program, dedicating over a 100 hours of volunteer time annually. People ask all the time, “What’s your favorite part of the job?”, and my response is YOU! Sure I get to meet all kinds of famous people, but it’s engaging with the people and their Northwest families that makes me happy”