Local NAACP Youth Council Plans Reading for 40th Anniversary of King's Death

By Riya Bhattacharjee
Tuesday April 01, 2008

Posted Thurs., April 3—The Berkeley-Albany-Emeryville NAACP Youth Council will mark the 40th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King by reading his Letter from a Birmingham Jail at the Berkeley Public Library on Kittredge Street. 

Students, local clergy and community leaders will take turns reading to the public to celebrate the NAACP National Day of Nonviolence, created in 1999 to encourage the nation’s youth and fight against community violence. 

The list of people who will read include Michael Miller, local educational equity advocate; Belen Pulido-Martinez, member of Berkeley Organizing Congregations for Action (BOCA) and Rev. D. Demetrius Prather, former NAACP National Board Member.  

Participants will also share in reciting the Martin Luther King pledge of nonviolence.  


The event will take place today (Friday), April 4, at the Berkeley Public Library, Central Location, 2090 Kittredge St. at Shattuck from 1 p.m.–3 p.m. 

Contact Denisha DeLane at Baenaacpyouth@gmail.com or call 332-0040