Eastern Michigan University to host annual week-long Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration

Eastern Michigan University will hold its annual, week-long Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration beginning Thursday, January 16 and closing on Wednesday, January 22.

The celebration will include a variety of free and open-to-the-public events, including:

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative March (Thursday, January 16, 3:30-4:00 p.m.): A march will kick off the week and serve to reflect upon the historical significance of the 1965 Selma-to-Montgomery March by thousands of non-violent demonstrators, and march across campus from the MLK Garden to the Student Center.

MLK Day of Service (9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.): The EMU VISION Volunteer Center will host a morning of volunteering in the local community as a part of EMU's MLK Celebration. Participants will be assigned a service site upon arrival. Transportation to and from service site will be provided.

MLK Gospel Fest (Saturday, January 18, 4-6 p.m.): The second Martin Luther King Jr. Gospel Fest is a multi-generational program providing space for performing ministries and choirs to honor Dr. King’s spiritual foundation.

MLK Keynote Address (Monday, January 20, 203:30 p.m.): Terrence J. Roberts Ph.D is one of the “Little Rock Nine” who desegregated Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1957, following the 1955 decision by the U.S. Supreme Court in the Brown v. Board of Education case to integrate schools.

The full list of events and activities can be found on the celebration website. All events are hosted on EMU’s campus.

Photo and interview opportunities will be available at all events.

Please feel free to contact me if you’re interested in attending any of the events and I am happy to help facilitate!



Morgan Mark

Media Relations Specialist


January 13, 2020

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Morgan Mark