Celebrating our county’s namesake 

Approximately 400 people attended King County’s annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration at The Sanctuary in downtown Seattle on Thursday, January 11.

The celebration acknowledged the life and contributions of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and emphasized the need to continue pursuing peace, equity and justice for all.

The event featured keynote speakers King County Executive Dow Constantine and King County Councilmember Larry Gossett, as well as a musical performance by King County employees. Deputies Michael Hepburn and Jill Higgins Hendrix from the Office of the Prosecuting Attorney performed a medley of the songs “We Shall Overcome” and “Lift Every Voice and Sing.”

For more information about the 31st annual celebration of King County’s namesake, visit the King County website.

View the entire 2018 MLK Celebration in the video below.