Official crowd estimates for events like the annual Seattle MLK Day march are hard to come by but organizers said Monday the 2017 gathering might have been the largest in the 35-year history of the event.
You could also measure the crowd by the CHS video — four and a half minutes to walk from the start of the procession to the SPD contingent bringing up the rear. The marchers passed from Garfield High School to E Union then E Madison and onto the Federal Building downtown.
You can learn more about the history of the event and the day of workshops at Garfield High School that accompany it at mlkseattle.org
If you live in Seattle and you’re not familiar with the idea of Africatown, well, you should be. Think Chinatown, but for African-Americans and African immigrants in the historically black Central District. This new video, produced by community activist Wyking Garrett, introduces the concept in a brisk two minutes:
What are the forces that define neighborhoods? What is the legacy of Quincy Jones, Jimi Hendrix and other African American innovators from Seattle? Garrett asks bold questions about Seattle’s history and present, and offers an innovative plan for its future, all in 5 minutes. Filmed live at Ignite Seattle 26.
As the Africatown Community comes together for the 2nd Annual ‘Hack-the-CD’ events, July 24, 25, 26 – 2015. And here are the 1st events discussions and comments from the 3 day event taking place in Seattle WA.