martin luther king day http://michiganradio.org en Martin Luther King Jr.'s forgotten visit to the University of Michigan's campus http://michiganradio.org/post/martin-luther-king-jrs-forgotten-visit-university-michigans-campus <p>The University of Michigan celebrates the life of the Rev. Martin Luther King&nbsp;Jr. by holding annual <a href="http://mlksymposium.umich.edu/">symposiums </a>on campus.</p><p>But it seems no one knew of King’s visit to campus in 1962 until an enterprising person at the Bentley Historical Library combed through their collection.</p><p><a href="https://www.michigandaily.com/news/photos-martin-luther-king-jr-university-visit-discovered?page=0,1">The Michigan Daily</a> picks up the story from here (Haley Goldberg wrote about the discovery in 2012):</p><p> Mon, 20 Jan 2014 20:52:32 +0000 Mark Brush 16097 at http://michiganradio.org Martin Luther King Jr.'s forgotten visit to the University of Michigan's campus Detroit schools draw alumni back for National Day of Service http://michiganradio.org/post/detroit-schools-draw-alumni-back-national-day-service <p>Detroit Public Schools worked to draw district alumni back to their<br>old schools for this Martin Luther King Day.<br><br>Thirty schools across the city are participating in the national day<br>of service, and former students are invited to join in.<br><br>Spokesman Steve Wasko said the district was searching for a way to<br>draw DPS alumni back to their former schools.</p> Tue, 22 Jan 2013 00:37:24 +0000 Sarah Cwiek 10878 at http://michiganradio.org Detroit schools draw alumni back for National Day of Service Events across Michigan honor King Day http://michiganradio.org/post/events-across-michigan-honor-king-day <p>EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) - 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.<br><br>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 and 7 p.m.<br><br>Detroit Public Schools is launching a day of service to celebrate King's birthday Monday.<br> Sun, 20 Jan 2013 19:22:46 +0000 The Associated Press 10856 at http://michiganradio.org Events across Michigan honor King Day Detroiters honor civil rights past, present on MLK Day http://michiganradio.org/post/detroiters-honor-civil-rights-past-present-mlk-day <p>Hundreds of people descended on Detroit&rsquo;s Martin Luther King, Junior high school&nbsp;Monday morning&nbsp;for a march honoring the civil rights leader.</p><p>It&nbsp;was just one of many events honoring Dr. King that took place around Metro Detroit.</p><p>Hundreds of people&nbsp;came out for the third annual&nbsp;Detroit Public&nbsp;Schools-sponsored&nbsp;march,&nbsp;many of them students. But some adults, like Alicia Gassiamo,&nbsp;came to honor a figure whose sacrifices they say made a real difference in their lives.</p> Mon, 16 Jan 2012 23:36:38 +0000 Sarah Cwiek 5810 at http://michiganradio.org Detroiters honor civil rights past, present on MLK Day