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2018 Celebrate

Martin Luther King Jr. Day, also known as MLK Day, is celebrated every third Monday in January to remember the birth and life of the famous civil rights leader. In 2018,  MLK Day falls on 15 January.


The holiday is officially known as the Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr., and marks his birthday. King’s actual birthday was 15 January, but the date chosen for celebration is the third Monday of January each year. The day was also previously known as Civil Rights Day in New Hampshire and Arizona.


MLK Jr. was born on 15 January 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia. He worked as a Baptist minister and a civil rights activist and began making a significant impact on race relations in the mid-1950s. As head of the SCLC, he was also a major spokesperson for nonviolent activism during the Civil Rights Movement. This movement protested very successfully the racial discrimination perpetuated in federal and state law.


MLK therefore played a significant role in ending legal segregation of African-Americans in the South and across the nation, in the creation of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and also in the creation of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. MLK is famous for his 1963, “I Have a Dream”. He received many honors, including the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964, before he was assassinated in April 1968.

2018 MLK Tribute Program and Luncheon WSU

January 12, 2018

Max M. Fisher Music Center

3711 Woodward, Detroit, MI 48201

Tickets start at 10$/person

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9th Annual MLK Jr. Legacy March

January 15, 2018 | 8:30am-12:00pm

King High School

3200 E. Lafayette St., Detroit, MI 48207

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26th Annual MLK Celebration

January 15, 2018 | 8:30am-10:00am

The Community House

380 S. Bates St., Birmingham, MI 48009

Tickets are 40$/person

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MLK Day March with People's Platform

January 15, 2018 | 12:00pm-5:00pm

23 E. Adams and Woodward, Detroit, MI 48226

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The Henry Ford Museum

January 15, 2018

Free Museum Admission on MLK Day


The Henry Ford

20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn, MI 48124

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Annual "All Peoples Breakfast"

Urban League of Detroit & Southeastern Michigan

In Collaboration with the American Jewish Committee

January 15, 2018 | 8:00am

208 Mack Avenue, Detroit, MI 48201

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MLK: Movement to Action

January 15, 2018 | 10:00am - 3:00pm

Osborn High School

11600 E. 7 Mile Road

Detroit, MI 48205

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MLK 2018 Week of Remembrance

Madonna University

36600 Schoolcraft Road Suite #1400

Livonia, MI 482150


Kick-off | January 15, 2018 | 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Kresge Hall

Film Screening and Discussion

Wed | January 17, 2018 | 6 - 8 p.m.

S100 Franciscan Center

Exhibit Opening

Thur | January 18, 2018 | 4:30 - 7: p.m.

Exhibit Gallery

Prayer with the Muslim Community

Fri | January 19, 2018 | 12:45 - 3 p.m.

Islamic Center of As-Salaam


Canton Celebrates Dr. martin Luther King, Jr

Monday | January 15, 2018

The Village Theater at Cherry Hill

50400 Cherry Hill Road

Canton, MI 48187

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Local Events

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