The Tri-Cities Celebrates Martin Luther King Jr.’s Life

The Tri-Cities Celebrates Martin Luther King Jr.’s Life

A crowd of roughly 200 people gathered at CBC to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life.

There was a mixture of all ages and race for the multi part event that had one purpose.

Members of the boys and girls club set roses by the MLK statue outside.

The crowd then moved inside for signing and speeches.

One man in particular was honored with the MLK spirit award.

Webster Jackson has lived in the Tri-Cities since 1948.

He has had a lot of jobs over the years but the work he is most proud of is his time as Pasco’s Director of Urban Renewal in the 70’s.

“We have come a long way but we still have a long way to go and the only way were going to be able to do that is for everybody to do the right thing,” said Jackson.

The city had a lot of work to do with race relations when Jackson took over the position.

He said he was able to communicate with both sides and bridge that communication gap.