City Marks MLK Day

Trish Spencer

Rev. Betty Williams organized the 43rd annual celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day inside Alameda City Hall on Jan. 20. With around 75 people in attendance including Vice Mayor John Knox White, the celebration included dance and song, remarks and tributes. Williams talked about the significance of holding the event inside of City Hall. Decades ago when they started this celebration, they joined together on the City Hall steps. Then one year as they celebrated in the rain, they asked Mayor Chuck Corica if they could come inside. He welcomed them in, where they have celebrated with the community ever since.

Judith Givens performs at MLK event