43rd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Ceremony

Watch the 43rd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Ceremony held on Tuesday, January 19, 2021. 

See Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Ceremony Program (PDF).

“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.

The theme of the event was “Silence is Not an Option.” Countywide recognition were given to the Adult Humanitarian of the Year, Velma Wilson from Antioch, and the Student Humanitarian of the Year, Kimyatta Newby, a recent graduate of Middle College High School in San Pablo. Their stories of leadership, advocacy, and service have impacted Contra Costa County, its residents, and communities, and reflect the spirit of Dr. King’s work and achievements.

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