Sunday, January 20, 2013
Here's a look at some of the civil rights leader's ties to Metro Detroit.
The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. left his mark during his lifetime as a civil rights activist, including during several stops in the Detroit area. For example, the 1964 Nobel Peace Prize winner delivered an early version of his I Have a Dream speech during a 1963 rally in Detroit. "I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character," he said later that year during his famous speech in Washington, D.C. King, who urged nonviolent resistance as a means to protest racial and other human rights injustices, was assassinated in 1968 in Memphis, TN. [Click here to find out where to volunteer, learn on MLK Day in Metro Detroit!] Here…
Saturday, January 19, 2013
How will you honor the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, Jan. 21, Berkley and Huntington Woods?
Martin Luther King Day – observed this year on Jan. 21 – isn't just an extra holiday off of work and school. Groups all across the U.S. use the civil rights pioneer's holiday – proposed by Michigan Congressman John Conyers Jr. in 1968 and signed into law by President Ronald Reagan in 1983 – as an opportunity to pay tribute, educate, give back and reflect on the things MLK stood for in his lifetime. Here's a look at some of the events planned in the area surrounding MLK Day, and how you can get involved. [Do you know of other events taking place in Berkley or Huntington Woods? Leave a comment!] The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit will hold its 13th Annual MLK Day Commemorative Breakfast featuring an …
Friday, January 13, 2012
Projects in Oakland and around the region are part of National Day of Service next Monday.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Alan Stamm
Friday, January 13, 2012
Just two weeks into the year, you can make an impact in your community. Volunteer events around Oakland County on Sunday and Monday are part of a National Day of Service marking what would have been the 83rd birthday of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. On a day when schools, government offices, courts, libraries and post offices are closed, students, families and others will work at charities, parks, churches and neighborhood centers to honor the slain civil rights leader meaningfully. Projects are scheduled in Bloomfield Hills, West Bloomfield, Pontiac and elsewhere. A partial list is below. These opportunities are part of United We Serve, an ongoing White House initiative. "America's new foundation will be built one community at a time…