Sept. 8: Brighton Elementary renamed Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary

At the renaming ceremony, back: School Board Director Steve Sundquist (left), School Board Director Harium Martin–Morris. Front, from left: Seattle Public Schools Superintendent Maria Goodloe-Johnson, Seattle School Board Director Betty Patu, King County Councilmember Larry Gossett, Seattle City Councilmember Bruce Harrell, real estate investor Ken Alhadeff, and Seattle Public Schools Facilities Communications Director Tom Redman

Brighton Elementary School was renamed Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School at a renaming ceremony held at the school. The ceremony was attended by 400 people, including students.

In keeping with the desire to recognize Martin Luther King Jr. and his accomplishments, the Seattle School District chose to rename Brighton Elementary. The original Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School was closed by the school district in 2006. The closure happened despite protests and lawsuits from the community. ♦

Brighton Elementary School was renamed Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School at a renaming ceremony held at the school. The ceremony was attended by 400 people, including students.

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