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Takiyan Coleman, 7, climbed the Martin Luther King, Jr. bust during the event.

Sarasota honors Martin Luther King Jr. with spirited ceremony

Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021 |

Takiyan Coleman, 7, climbed the Martin Luther King, Jr. bust during the event.

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Jenna "Osha" Norwood danced to music at the start of the presentation.

Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021 |

Jenna "Osha" Norwood danced to music at the start of the presentation.

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Melanie Lavender delivered a passionate spoken-word piece.

Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021 |

Melanie Lavender delivered a passionate spoken-word piece.

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Bobro Maceo played music along to the celebration.

Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021 |

Bobro Maceo played music along to the celebration.

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Mayor Hagen Brody thanked the audience for assembling at the park.

Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021 |

Mayor Hagen Brody thanked the audience for assembling at the park.

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City Commissioner Jen Ahearn-Koch applauded audience members for their work in building a stronger, more fair community.

Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021 |

City Commissioner Jen Ahearn-Koch applauded audience members for their work in building a stronger, more fair community.

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Glenda Williams introduced several members to speak.

Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021 |

Glenda Williams introduced several members to speak.

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Harvest Tabernacle food bank CEO Eureka Webb received an activist award.

Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021 |

Harvest Tabernacle food bank CEO Eureka Webb received an activist award.

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Michael Kensey also received an activist award.

Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021 |

Michael Kensey also received an activist award.

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Former mayor and Commissioner Willie Shaw presented Newtown figure Mary Mack with an activist award.

Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021 |

Former mayor and Commissioner Willie Shaw presented Newtown figure Mary Mack with an activist award.

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Dr. Lisa Merritt presented the award winners with flowers and gifts as thanks for their work in the community.

Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021 |

Dr. Lisa Merritt presented the award winners with flowers and gifts as thanks for their work in the community.

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Dr. April Glasco sang loud and proud.

Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021 |

Dr. April Glasco sang loud and proud.

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Former mayor and Commissioner Willie Shaw was given an activist award as well.

Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021 |

Former mayor and Commissioner Willie Shaw was given an activist award as well.

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Willie Shaw, Mary Mack, Dr. Apri Glasco, Eureka Webb, Michael Kensey and Jetson Grimes stopped for a photo at the end of the celebration.

Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021 |

Willie Shaw, Mary Mack, Dr. Apri Glasco, Eureka Webb, Michael Kensey and Jetson Grimes stopped for a photo at the end of the celebration.

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