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.
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- The president tweeted that he will not attend this year's dinner. He'll be the first president to do so since Reagan missed it in 1981, after he was shot.
- At a time when incubators were rejected by most doctors, Martin Couney treated Horn with one at a sideshow of premature infants. She died earlier this month, 96 years after most experts expected.