All of the speakers talked about the strides our society has taken in terms of race relations since King’s death 45 years ago. They also spoke of the need to keep fighting for equality.
Speakers and performers included:
- Shirley Workman, Mistress of Ceremonies
- Alaska Youth Choir, Missouri Smyth – Director
- Juneau Senator Dennis Egan
- Sally Smith, Office U.S. Senator Mark Begich
- Mike Tagaban, Thunderbird House, Auke Village
- Geny Evangelista-Del Rosario, Filipino Community Advocate
- Glenn Mitchell, “I Have a Dream” reading
- Salissa Thole, “My Country Tis of Thee”
- Daymond Geary, Breakthrough Church
- Lt. Mickey Sanders, USCG
- Richard Green, Glacier Valley Church of God
- Sherry Patterson, President Juneau Black Awareness Association
KTOO’s Casey Kelly produced this audio postcard.
- “All of my red flags are waving at the moment,” said Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority board member Jerome Selby.
- Samuel Moore voted for Mitt Romney, John McCain and George W. Bush. But, he says, he can’t support Donald Trump.
- Smith wasn't doing interviews, but she issued a statement saying she was speaking up to set an example of truth-telling for her children and in hopes of ending the pervasiveness of sexual misconduct.
- Outgoing Juneau District Court Judge Keith Levy says he'll spend time with his eight grandchildren, work as a fill-in judge when needed and help mediate marriage dissolution cases.