The Floyd Dryden Middle School 8th Grade Orchestra plays at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 2019 Community Celebration at St. Paul’s Catholic Church on Monday, Jan. 21, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

The Floyd Dryden Middle School 8th Grade Orchestra plays at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 2019 Community Celebration at St. Paul’s Catholic Church on Monday, Jan. 21, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Photos: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Celebration

Scenes from the annual event celebrating MLK.

Photographs from the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Celebration held at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Juneau on Monday, Jan. 21, 2019.


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Sherry Patterson sings “The Lord’s Prayer” at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 2019 Community Celebration at St. Paul’s Catholic Church on Monday, Jan. 21, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Sherry Patterson sings “The Lord’s Prayer” at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 2019 Community Celebration at St. Paul’s Catholic Church on Monday, Jan. 21, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Jocelyn Miles sings the National Anthem at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 2019 Community Celebration at St. Paul’s Catholic Church on Monday, Jan. 21, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Jocelyn Miles sings the National Anthem at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 2019 Community Celebration at St. Paul’s Catholic Church on Monday, Jan. 21, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Gov. Michael J. Dunleavy, with his wife, Rose, anounces the proclamation of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 2019 Community Celebration at St. Paul’s Catholic Church on Monday, Jan. 21, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Gov. Michael J. Dunleavy, with his wife, Rose, anounces the proclamation of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 2019 Community Celebration at St. Paul’s Catholic Church on Monday, Jan. 21, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Speaker Michelle Monts, a former president of the Black Awareness Association, waves to her grandchildren in the audience at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 2019 Community Celebration at St. Paul’s Catholic Church on Monday, Jan. 21, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Speaker Michelle Monts, a former president of the Black Awareness Association, waves to her grandchildren in the audience at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 2019 Community Celebration at St. Paul’s Catholic Church on Monday, Jan. 21, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Sasha Soboleff, of the Alaska Native Brotherhood, speaks at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 2019 Community Celebration at St. Paul’s Catholic Church on Monday, Jan. 21, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Sasha Soboleff, of the Alaska Native Brotherhood, speaks at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 2019 Community Celebration at St. Paul’s Catholic Church on Monday, Jan. 21, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Mayor Beth Weldon speaks at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 2019 Community Celebration at St. Paul’s Catholic Church on Monday, Jan. 21, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Mayor Beth Weldon speaks at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 2019 Community Celebration at St. Paul’s Catholic Church on Monday, Jan. 21, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Salissa Thole sings at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 2019 Community Celebration at St. Paul’s Catholic Church on Monday, Jan. 21, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Salissa Thole sings at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 2019 Community Celebration at St. Paul’s Catholic Church on Monday, Jan. 21, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Dr. Rosita Worl, president of the Sealaska Heritage Institute, speaks at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 2019 Community Celebration at St. Paul’s Catholic Church on Monday, Jan. 21, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Dr. Rosita Worl, president of the Sealaska Heritage Institute, speaks at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 2019 Community Celebration at St. Paul’s Catholic Church on Monday, Jan. 21, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Michael Patterson, of the Black Awareness Association, speaks at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 2019 Community Celebration at St. Paul’s Catholic Church on Monday, Jan. 21, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Michael Patterson, of the Black Awareness Association, speaks at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 2019 Community Celebration at St. Paul’s Catholic Church on Monday, Jan. 21, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Pastor Tari Stage-Harvey, of the Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, speaks at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 2019 Community Celebration at St. Paul’s Catholic Church on Monday, Jan. 21, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Pastor Tari Stage-Harvey, of the Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, speaks at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 2019 Community Celebration at St. Paul’s Catholic Church on Monday, Jan. 21, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Juneau residents link arms as they sing “We Shall Overcome” at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 2019 Community Celebration at St. Paul’s Catholic Church on Monday, Jan. 21, 2019. In the front row from left are: Latarsha McQueen, of the Black Awareness Association, Dr. Rosita Worl, president of the Sealaska Heritage Institute, Michelle Monts, former president of the Black Awareness Association, and Pastor Tari Stage-Harvey, of the Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Juneau residents link arms as they sing “We Shall Overcome” at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 2019 Community Celebration at St. Paul’s Catholic Church on Monday, Jan. 21, 2019. In the front row from left are: Latarsha McQueen, of the Black Awareness Association, Dr. Rosita Worl, president of the Sealaska Heritage Institute, Michelle Monts, former president of the Black Awareness Association, and Pastor Tari Stage-Harvey, of the Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Juneau residents listen to the Benediction at the end of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 2019 Community Celebration at St. Paul’s Catholic Church on Monday, Jan. 21, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Juneau residents listen to the Benediction at the end of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 2019 Community Celebration at St. Paul’s Catholic Church on Monday, Jan. 21, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Juneau residents link arms as they sing “We Shall Overcome” at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 2019 Community Celebration at St. Paul’s Catholic Church on Monday, Jan. 21, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Juneau residents link arms as they sing “We Shall Overcome” at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 2019 Community Celebration at St. Paul’s Catholic Church on Monday, Jan. 21, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Volunteer lawyers wait to help people in need of legal advice at the Alaska Legal Services Corportation in the Jordan Creek Center on Monday, Jan. 21, 2019. The free service was also offered at Dimond Courthouse as a public service on Martin Luther King Day. The event was hosted by the Alaska Bar Association, the Alaska Court System, Alaska Legal Service Corportation and local bar associations. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Volunteer lawyers wait to help people in need of legal advice at the Alaska Legal Services Corportation in the Jordan Creek Center on Monday, Jan. 21, 2019. The free service was also offered at Dimond Courthouse as a public service on Martin Luther King Day. The event was hosted by the Alaska Bar Association, the Alaska Court System, Alaska Legal Service Corportation and local bar associations. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

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