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Martin Luther King Jr. Annual Celebration in El Cerrito
The 25th Silver Anniversary of the El Cerrito Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration was held on Monday, January 20, 2014.

The City of El Cerrito, St. Peter Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, the El Cerrito Branch NAACP, and the West Contra Costa County Unified School District are proud to sponsor this annual event.

Thank you to everyone who participated in this event honoring Dr. King. Visit the Photo Gallery to see pictures from 2014 and previous years' celebrations

Download the event flyer.
Download the Program.

This year’s program was dedicated to Nelson Mandela.  The keynote speaker was Michael E. Parker, CEO and Founder of Value-Centered Solutions, Inc. The parade and rally also included:
  • Bay Area Line Dancers
  • Oakland Black Cowboy Association
  • Students from Harding Elementary School & Madera Elementary School
  • El Cerrito High School Jazz Band
  • Portola Middle School Jazz Band
  • El Cerrito High School Dance Production
  • Girl Scouts and Boy Scout of America
  • Montessori Family School, El Cerrito and Berkeley
  • Japanese American Citizen League
  • East Bay Masonic Lodge
  • Singer Tonnie Harvey – Misa Music and Entertainment
  • Mighty High Dreamer Drill Team
  • Unitarian Church of Berkeley
  • and other groups

For more information, or to help plan for next year's event, contact event coordinator Patricia Durham at (510) 234-2518.

Previous Celebrations

Also, see some of local photographer Dale F Mead's photos from 2013 online at