Marin City celebrates Black History Month with march and speeches – Marin Independent Journal

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  • From left, Frank Gray, Aleshia Adams and Elizabeth Talley walk past a march in Marin City on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2022. The march was part of a celebration of Black History Month. (Alan Dep/Marin Independent Journal)

  • Terrie Green of the Marin City Community Services District Board of Directors speaks to people before a march through Marin City on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2022. The march was part of a celebration of Black History Month that also included guest speakers, youth presentations, live music and lunch. . (Alan Dep/Marin Independent Journal)

  • Salamah Locks of San Rafael walks ahead of other walkers during a march through Marin City on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2022. The march was part of a celebration of Black History Month that also included speakers, presentations for young people, live music and lunch. (Alan Dep/Marin Independent Journal)

  • Lucia Ludy, three, of Oakland, sits on the shoulders of her mother Jessica during a march through Marin City on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2022. The march was part of a celebration of Black History Month which also included guest speakers, youth presentations, live music and lunch. (Alan Dep/Marin Independent Journal)

  • Walkers walk along Donahue Street in Marin City on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2022. The march was part of a Black History Month celebration that also included speakers, youth presentations, live music and a lunch. (Alan Dep/Marin Independent Journal)

  • Terrie Green of the Marin City Community Services District Board of Directors speaks to people before a march through Marin City on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2022. The march was part of a celebration of Black History Month that also included guest speakers, youth presentations, live music and lunch. . (Alan Dep/Marin Independent Journal)

Marin residents gathered in Marin City on Saturday for an event honoring Black leadership, history and culture.

The Black History Month celebration began with a march from St. Andrews Presbyterian Church. Attendees traveled to the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Academy to hear speakers including Senate Majority Leader Mike McGuire and Contra Costa District Attorney Diana Becton. Live music and presentations for young people also took place.

The Marin City Community Service District, Marin City Climate Resilience and Health Justice, and Golden Gate Village Resident Council provided support for the event. A box lunch for all attendees has been provided at the Marin City Senior Center.


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