The Wisconsin African American Women’s Center hosted the annual KingFest. The keynote speaker was renowned author, historian and professor Dr. Leonard Jeffries, who is pictured in the center holding a proclamation presented to him on behalf of the mayor and Common Council by Ald. Ashanti Hamilton. With Jeffries and Hamilton is Janette Herrera, the organizer of the event. Pictured at left is noted poet Kwabena Nixon performing one of his poems in honor of Dr. King and his championing non-violence and equality.