Celebrate the Legacy at MLK Jr. Day Events Across Michigan
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is recognized as a day of service across the country. It is not only a day to celebrate Dr. King’s life and the significant work he did, but to give back to our individual communities as he did during his lifetime.
There are many events taking place on Monday, Jan. 15, around Michigan to help carry on the message King left the world. Look for an event near you in the list below to help remember the historical civil rights leader and everything he accomplished.
- Southeast Michigan: Participate in a peace walk or attend MLK Day at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History.
- Grand Rapids: Attend the Urban League of West Michigan’s annual breakfast or take part in the MLK Day Celebration at Fountain Street Church. See more about how Blue Cross’ #MIKidsCan Champion of the Month Caebre Baty will shine in the role of young Martin Luther King Jr. in Opera Grand Rapids’ performance of I DREAM.
- Lansing: The 33rd annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Luncheon takes place at the Lansing Center with a keynote speech by Dr. Diane Nash.
- Ypsilanti: Many events are planned during Eastern Michigan University’s annual celebration.
- Marquette: Northern Michigan University will honor King with a day of service.
- Kalamazoo: A community-wide day of service is planned in Kalamazoo.
- Flint: Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr’s legacy at the Flint Institute of Arts with special programming that will allow participants to leave with a personal reminder of how he influenced their lives.
How are you reflecting on Dr. King’s life this year? Share with us in the comments.
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