Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2019 In Oakland Via Social Media #ReclaimMLK

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(Last Updated On: January 22, 2019)

CA – Day, his January 21st birthday, was made a national Federal holiday, and then in 1994, a national day of service. How did celebrate Dr. King’s birthday? I took a walk around social media, to learn the answer to that question.

North Remembers Oaklanders Who Helped Make MLK Day A Holiday

The blog North posted a tweet reminding us of ’s role in making ’s Birthday a holiday via the work of former Technical High School Teacher Tay McArthur.

Bay Area Alphas Clean Up In East Oakland

On Twitter, Noted reporter Terry Collins pointed to work done by the “Bay Area Alphas”, the Berkeley-based Gamma Phi Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

The Movement at

is the backdrop for the message of the movement, led by former Oakland Mayoral Election Candidate Cat Brooks.

The event at started at 11 AM today, and is still going on as this is written. But, to be sure, is not Oakland-based, but a nationwide effort that started several years ago.

According to a 2015 Huffington Post entry by Lilly Workneh, Ferguson Action at http://fergusonaction.com, described as a grassroots civil rights organization that was formed out of the horror of the police murder of Michael Brown, called for the celebrations and demonstrations that year to be tied to work activists did to draw attention to racial inequality and police brutality. The Oakland gathering of today was born out of that call for action. What follows are tweets from Oakland 2019.

One of the major actions at involved the destruction of guns…

Stay tuned.

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