Youth Council Marks Anniversary of Martin Luther King Assassination

By Riya Bhattacharjee
Friday April 04, 2008

The Berkeley-Albany-Emeryville NAACP Youth Council will mark today (Friday) 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 to fight against community violence. 

The list of people who will read includes 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 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 Baenaacp 

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