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Published: 1/17/2012


2012 Martin Luther King, Jr., Unity Celebration

The 11th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Unity Celebration was held Monday, Jan. 15, 2012, at Savage Arena on the campus of the University of Toledo. CLICK ANY IMAGE TO VIEW FULL PHOTO, START SLIDE SHOW.

Members of the Toledo Interfaith Mass Choir, including from from front left, Elaine Hunter, Marvin March, and Cerssandra McPherson, perform during the 11th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Unity Celebration in Savage Arena. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Members of the Toledo Interfaith Mass Choir, including from from front left, Elaine Hunter, Marvin March, and Cerssandra McPherson, perform ...
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U.S. Reps. Marcy Kaptur, left, Dennis Kucinich, back, center, and Toledo Mayor Mike Bell, right, begin the procession of elected officials. Enlarge | Buy This Photo U.S. Reps. Marcy Kaptur, left, Dennis Kucinich, back, center, and Toledo Mayor Mike Bell, right, begin the procession of ...
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U.S. Reps. Dennis Kucinich, left, and Marcy Kaptur, right, flank Toledo Mayor Mike Bell during the opening of the ceremony. Enlarge | Buy This Photo U.S. Reps. Dennis Kucinich, left, and Marcy Kaptur, right, flank Toledo Mayor Mike Bell during the opening of the ceremony.
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Keynote speaker Hari Jones, curator of the African American Civil War Museum, speaks during the event. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Keynote speaker Hari Jones, curator of the African American Civil War Museum, speaks during the event.
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Deborah Ward holds sons LaMariayou Nash 4, left, and Josiah Dowell, 2, as she listens to speakers. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Deborah Ward holds sons LaMariayou Nash 4, left, and Josiah Dowell, 2, as she listens to speakers.
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Hari Jones, curator of the African American Civil War Museum, (visible on overhead monitor) speaks. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Hari Jones, curator of the African American Civil War Museum, (visible on overhead monitor) speaks.
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The MLK Toledo Youth Choir performs. Enlarge | Buy This Photo The MLK Toledo Youth Choir performs.
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Arielle Campbell, 23, right, sings with the Toledo Youth Choir during the unity celebration. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Arielle Campbell, 23, right, sings with the Toledo Youth Choir during the unity celebration.
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Dr. Anita M. Lewis-Sewell applauds key note speaker Hari Jones, Curator of the African American Civil War Museum, as he invokes the memory of Dr. King Jr. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Dr. Anita M. Lewis-Sewell applauds key note speaker Hari Jones, Curator of the African American Civil War Museum, as ...
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Brieyon McBride, 17, a junior at Whitmer High School, performs an original composition called Enlarge | Buy This Photo Brieyon McBride, 17, a junior at Whitmer High School, performs an original composition called "Wakeup."
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Jayla Gardner, 10, center and her classmates from the Ella P. Stewart Academy for Girls in Toledo, watch a performer on an overhead monitor. The girls from the Stewart Academy, and boys from the Martin Luther King, Jr. Academy for Boys, recited pledges during the program. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Jayla Gardner, 10, center and her classmates from the Ella P. Stewart Academy for Girls in Toledo, watch a performer ...
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Toledo Mayor Mike Bell speaks. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Toledo Mayor Mike Bell speaks.
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Trazon Harris, left, is named the recipient of the 2012 MLK Unity Award by Toledo Mayor Mike Bell. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Trazon Harris, left, is named the recipient of the 2012 MLK Unity Award by Toledo Mayor Mike Bell.
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Derrick Roberts directs the Toledo Interfaith Mass Choir. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Derrick Roberts directs the Toledo Interfaith Mass Choir.
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Dayshon Thompson, 11, at microphone, and classmates from the Martin Luther King, Jr., Academy for Boys in Toledo, recite an MLK pledge. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Dayshon Thompson, 11, at microphone, and classmates from the Martin Luther King, Jr., Academy for Boys in Toledo, recite an ...
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Najae' Pettaway, 10, and classmates from the Ella P. Stewart Academy for Girls in Toledo, recite an MLK pledge. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Najae' Pettaway, 10, and classmates from the Ella P. Stewart Academy for Girls in Toledo, recite an MLK pledge.
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The Sister Cities Parade of Nations is part of the opening processional. Enlarge | Buy This Photo The Sister Cities Parade of Nations is part of the opening processional.
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Glenn Powell, front, and Michael Moore, back, left, listen to speakers. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Glenn Powell, front, and Michael Moore, back, left, listen to speakers.
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Pedi McFly. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Pedi McFly.
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