Beverly Knight was nice enough to share the following photographs from the 5th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration and Scholarship Presentation. The event featured musical and comedic acts from Deer Valley students were woven together with inspirational speakers and quotes from the civil rights leader.
In looking at the pictures, Assemblyman Jim Frazier, Antioch Mayor Wade Harper, Councilmembers Gary Agopian, Tony Tiscareno, and Monica Wilson were all in attendance.
Here is the Contra Costa Times Recap:
Antioch’s fifth annual tribute to King took place at Deer Valley High School. Musical and comedic acts from Deer Valley students were woven together with inspirational speakers and quotes from the civil rights leader.
Keynote speaker and Los Medanos College professor Silvester Henderson stressed the need for an alternative model of education to inspire young people to fulfill King’s dream of building safe, healthy and thriving communities. He urged educators and parents to encourage local youth to pursue career paths that are based on service, communication and entertainment.
Antioch Mayor Wade Harper said that remembering King’s legacy is about encouraging everyone to stand against injustice and evil, even if it is not directed at them personally.
“This is a national holiday that should actually mean something to us,” he said.
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