Activist Eddie Rye, Jr, who was instrumental in the renaming of Seattle’s Empire Way to Honor Martin Luther King, Jr in the early 1980’s, received an award as “Servant of the People.” (Photo by Jama Abdirahman)

Activist Eddie Rye, Jr, who was instrumental in the renaming of Seattle's Empire Way to Honor Martin Luther King, Jr in the early 1980's, received an award as "Servant of the People." (Photo by Jama Abdirahman)

Activist Eddie Rye, Jr, who was instrumental in the renaming of Seattle’s Empire Way to Honor Martin Luther King, Jr in the early 1980’s, received an award as “Servant of the People.” (Photo by Jama Abdirahman)

Alex Stonehill

Alex is a cofounder and editor of The Seattle Globalist. He's a visual journalist whose work has been published by PBS, The Seattle Times, FRONTLINE/World and the Seattle Weekly.  Alex teaches journalism in the University of Washington's Department of Communication and recently directed the documentary film Barzan.

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