ADL Honors the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • February 3, 2016


The Anti-Defamation League Mountain States Region marked the birthday of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on January 18 by participating in Denver’s annual MLK Day Marade and celebration. More than 30 ADL Board members, Civil Rights Committee members and community partners gathered at ADL’s offices to reflect on the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., and then joined with an estimated 30,000 civil rights supporters and racial justice activists that walked in Denver’s annual MLK Day Marade.


ADL participants proudly marched the many blocks from City Park down Colfax Avenue to Civic Center Park carrying signs that proclaimed “Respect for All”, “Civil Rights for All”, “Our Differences Make us Stronger” and “Stand Up for Civil Rights.” ADL participants marched alongside other leaders in the Jewish community.


At the end of the Marade at Civic Center Park, marchers had an opportunity to stop by ADL’s booth and pick up a free 2016 Positive Impact! calendar.  More than 1,000 calendars were distributed to families, teachers, students, community leaders and individuals wanting to promote respect in their communities.