Community Honors Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Legacy

Community Honors Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.\'s LegacyMayor Bill BogaardDr. David Jacobs and Dr. Jacqueline Jacobs founded the Martin Luther King Community Coalition with others to extend their own work done in the 1960s during the Civil Rights movement and to continually remind Pasadena of King\'s dream.State Assemblyman Chris Holden recognized Dolores Hickenbottom as his selection for the 41st District of an Councilmember John Kennedy brought his own agenda in his MLK speech to remind Pasadena that King also fought for the poor with affordable housing being an important part of that.Dr. Jacqueling JacobsDr. Samuel Walker engaged the audience in Community Honors Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.\'s LegacyLiliana Valdez, age 10, in 5th grade at Sierra Madre School won third place for her artwork symbolizing what Martin Luther King strived for.The invocation by Sandra Thomas brought community leaders to stand together.Yeieum Cho, age 16 of Blair International Baccalaureate School won first place for the Art Contest


6:01 am | January 20, 2014

Community leaders and residents alike gathered today for events that honored Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at Robinson Park.

Families, friends, community members, local and state political leaders joined together as student achievers were presented awards for their participation in the MLK Community Coalition Essay and Art Contest.

The day is filled with music, speakers, dancers, food, and more.

Festivities started with a  “Freedom March†Documentary and breakfast at 8:30 a.m., followed by the King Holiday Celebration and program at 9:30 a.m. Finally, a lunch was served at 12:30 p.m.

The Martin Luther King Community Coalition, Pasadena Unified School District, Pasadena Tournament of Roses, and Aspires West of Pasadena in conjunction with the city of Pasadena, National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, Inc., Gamma Lambda chapter presented the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday breakfast and celebration.

The events were held at Robinson Park, 1081 North Fair Oaks Avenue. For more information contact the  Pasadena MLK Community Coalition at (626) 744-7330 or visit