January 22, 2020 Slideshows

NAACP MLK Day 2020 

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To start the program, Tina Okoye led the crowd in singing "Lift Every Voice and Sing," often referred to as the Black National Anthem (it was adopted by the NAACP as its official song).
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Donna Landry shared a powerful solo as part of the program.
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Leslie Price was one of three honorees, all long-time members of the local NAACP.
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Donna McQueen was one of three honorees, all long-time members of the local NAACP.
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John Lee Lyons was one of three honorees, all long-time members of the local NAACP.
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Three members of the Black Humboldt organization, Mo Desir (left), Dionna Fletcher and Kevin Ross, introduced the crowd to the goals and activities of their group.
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A member of the HSU Black Student Union introduced the group to the attendees at the event.
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Emcees Lorna Bryant (left) and Sharrone Blanck caught up on what comes next on the program during a short break.
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Zera Starchild and other members of the Healing and Compassion Spiritual Singers and the Black Empowerment Dance Troupe energized the crowd at the end of the program with their singing and dancing.
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Dejanai Dunn, a soloist in the Healing and Compassion Spiritual Singers and Black Empowerment Dance Troupe helped close the event, with group director Valetta Molofsky looking on with pride.
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Soloist Zera Starchild performed with the Arcata Interfaith Gospel Choir under the direction of Valetta Molofsky.
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Group director Valetta Molofsky (front right) led the Healing and Compassion Spiritual Singers and Black Empowerment Dance Troupe into the Adorni Center for their performance.
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A birthday cake for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was offered by Sharrone Blanck to attendees at the end of the event (he was born on Jan. 15, 1929).
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A variety of local Black-owned vendors (Couri Jamison (right) with A Little Bit of Kush in this photo), clubs and information groups were at tables around the Adorni Center.
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Members of the Eureka High School Black Student Union staffed one of the many tables at the Adorni Center.
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Photo by Mark Larson
To start the program, Tina Okoye led the crowd in singing "Lift Every Voice and Sing," often referred to as the Black National Anthem (it was adopted by the NAACP as its official song).

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