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Posted on: January 13, 2021

[ARCHIVED] 43rd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Ceremony

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

In 2021, fifty-three years will have passed since the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  That sobering reminder will serve as a backdrop to Contra Costa County’s 43rd Annual Commemoration of Dr. King’s life and legacy. The Board of Supervisors welcomes the public to watch a virtual community celebration on Tuesday, January 19, 2021, at 11 am. To slow the spread of COVID-19, the State's Stay Home Order prevents public gatherings.

“Contra Costa County welcomes the public to celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and help us honor a Humanitarian and Student Humanitarian of the Year. These honorees serve the residents of Contra Costa with dedication and heart. Together, we will commemorate Dr. King and commit to continuing our work together to address issues of racial injustice and inequality in our communities,” said Board Chair, Supervisor Diane Burgis.

See full press release (PDF).

Visit the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Ceremony page for present and past ceremonies.

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