The King County Bar Association honored the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with its Annual Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Luncheon. This year, the program featured guest speaker LDF Associate Director-Counsel Janai Nelson (for LDF President and Director-Counsel Sherrilyn lfill who was unable to attend due to an unforeseen scheduling conflict.) The luncheon took place 0n January 16, 2015 at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel at 1400 Sixth Avenue, Seattle, WA..

“We are surrounded by milestones. We are awash with celebrations and commemorations of some of the most important moments of the transformative era in our history the civil rights movement. LDF has remained at the center of the struggle for justice and equality throughout our 75 years. Brown v Board, for example, didn’t simply overturn Plessy v. Ferguson’s separate but equal doctrine, it introduced an entirely new theory of equality under the constitution, and out of that new theory of substantive equality, emerged this unprecedented, multiracial, integrated, democratic experiment that we call modern America.”

** Watch videos of the event here. **


(L to R) The Honorable Judge Richard A Jones, LDF Associate Director-Counsel Janai Nelson, Attorney Karen Murray
LDF Associate Director-Counsel (c) with event co-chairs the
Honorable Judge Richard A Jones (l) and attorney Karen Murray (r)