Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Published January 21, 2019 / by Steve Berentson

The late Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. played a pivotal role in this nation’s Civil Rights era, a time of cultural and political upheaval marked in many instances by incidents of violence. King’s powerful commitment to equal rights regardless of race was marked by non-violent protest. His life ended tragically at the hands of a racist assassin. This federal holiday, which actually marks King’s birthday, is observed annually on the third Monday of January.

About Steve Berentson
A fourth generation Skagit County native who was moved kicking and screaming from this island community in 1960. I finally reclaimed an Anacortes address in 1980, and I have been in constant celebration of my return since that time. Many of us who call Anacortes home love Fidalgo Island for its natural assets: among them are rugged beaches, pristine lakes, thousands of acres of forestland and some awesome views of the Skagit Valley and surrounding islands. Another element of my love affair with this community is its people, both natives and immigrants. They will “star” in many of my journal entries.

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