Celebrate MLK Jr. Day Virtually this Year

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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 virtually on Monday, Jan. 18, to help carry on the message King left the world. Look for an event in the list below to help remember the historical civil rights leader and everything he accomplished.
  • Southeast Michigan: Attend limited in-person events during MLK Dayat the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History or listen to a keynote presentation from journalist Yamiche Alcindor on Jan. 18 at 1 p.m.
  • Grand Rapids: Attend the Urban League of West Michigan’s annual breakfast at 7:30 a.m. on Jan. 18 or listen in on virtual learning sessions featuring journalist Yamiche Alcindor at 6:30 p.m. or former chief of police and deputy mayor of Detroit, Isaiah McKinnon on Jan. 21 at 7 p.m.
  • Lansing: The 2021 MLK Day of Celebration will air on WILX TV 10-NBC on Jan. 18 at 7 p.m. The broadcast will feature Dr. Bernice King, global peace activist and youngest daughter of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King.
  • Marquette: Northern Michigan University will host a virtual gathering touching on truth, racial healing and transformation on Jan. 18 at 11 a.m.
  • Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan has several virtual events lined up on Jan. 18, including a symposium looking at lessons from the civil rights movement at 10 a.m., a discussion examining health care disparities and racial empowerment at noon, and a keynote from civil rights leader Mary Frances Berry at 2 p.m. Other virtual events can be found here.
How are you reflecting on Dr. King’s life this year? Share with us in the comments.
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