Events across Michigan honor MLK Day

Published On: Jan 30 2013 04:25:49 PM EST   Updated On: Jan 21 2013 08:53:32 AM EST


Events across Michigan this week are honoring the birthday of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and the 50th anniversary of his famous "I Have a Dream" speech.

The MLK Day of Service is part of United We Serve, the President's national call to service initiative.  It calls for all Americans to work together to provide solutions to our pressing national and local problems.

Each year, Americans across the country come together on this MLK holiday to serve their neighborhoods and communities.

Detroit Public Schools is launching a day of service to celebrate King's birthday Monday.

Michigan State University's College of Music is hosting two free concerts honoring King on Sunday at Wharton Center's Pasant Theatre in East Lansing. The concerts will feature pop, soul and gospel hits from the 1960s and 1970s at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.

The Thomas Cooley Law School hosts an event Monday at the Auburn Hills campus to mark the occasion, starting at 9 a.m.

Detroit Catholic Auxiliary Bishop Arturo Cepeda will celebrate Mass on Monday at the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Detroit to honor King.

The Henry Ford museum in Dearborn is set to hold a symposium in honor of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.  Monday's event, entitled, "With Liberty and Justice for All," is being hosted in collaboration with the Michigan Department of Civil Rights.  It's to feature journalist and author Leonard Pitts Jr. as keynote speaker.  Admission to The Henry Ford is free to all guests throughout Monday, which is the day this year's federal King Day holiday is being observed


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