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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$/person
9th Annual MLK Jr. Legacy March
January 15, 2018 | 8:30am-12:00pm
King High School
3200 E. Lafayette St., Detroit, MI 48207
26th Annual MLK Celebration
January 15, 2018 | 8:30am-10:00am
The Community House
380 S. Bates St., Birmingham, MI 48009
Tickets are 40$/person
MLK Day March with People's Platform
January 15, 2018 | 12:00pm-5:00pm
23 E. Adams and Woodward, Detroit, MI 48226
The Henry Ford Museum
January 15, 2018
Free Museum Admission on MLK Day
The Henry Ford
20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn, MI 48124
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
MLK: Movement to Action
January 15, 2018 | 10:00am - 3:00pm
Osborn High School
11600 E. 7 Mile Road
Detroit, MI 48205
MLK 2018 Week of Remembrance
36600 Schoolcraft Road Suite #1400
Livonia, MI 482150
Kick-off | January 15, 2018 | 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Film Screening and Discussion
Wed | January 17, 2018 | 6 - 8 p.m.
S100 Franciscan Center
Thur | January 18, 2018 | 4:30 - 7: p.m.
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
For more information visit www.cantonvillagetheater.org
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