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WASHINGTON - OCTOBER 29:  A model of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial is shown during a ceremony announcing the approval of the construction process for the memorial on the National Mall October 29, 2009 in Washington, DC. The memorial will be situated midway between the Lincoln and Jefferson Memorials and take approximately two years to complete.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Honoring The Legacy Of Dr. King: MLK Events Around Metro Detroit

The week begins with a service opportunity through UDM’s Campus Kitchen on Monday, Jan. 19. Participants will be delivering food to Gleaners Community Food Bank,

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/19/2015

Left to right, foreground: Colman Domingo plays Ralph Abernathy, David Oyelowo plays Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., André Holland plays Andrew Young, and Stephan James plays John Lewis in SELMA, from Paramount Pictures, Pathé, and Harpo Films.

10 Things I Learned from Screening ‘Selma’

I am shocked people of my age seemingly know so little about this civil rights era …

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/18/2015

A couple looks at a painting at the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) on September 3, 2013. (Credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Detroit Institute Of Arts Open On MLK Day

Take a guided tour of the African American art galleries, which feature works by Benny Andrews, Ali McGee, Tyree Guyton, among others.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/19/2014

Hundreds gather in Detroit to celebrate the anniversary of MLK's "I Have A Dream" speech. (WWJ/Beth Fisher)

Detroiters Honor Anniversary Of MLK’s ‘Dream’ Speech With Local Rally

Dennis Bryant of Detroit attended a rally at St. Ann’s Church and says we have not realized Martin Luther King’s dream.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/24/2013

Detroiters Injured In Bus Crash On Way To DC For MLK Speech Anniversary

A trip to Washington D.C. to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the historic March on Washington didn’t go quite as planned for a group of Detroiters.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/24/2013

High School Kids

King’s ‘Walk To Freedom’ Inspires Video Contest

Local college and high school students are being encouraged to participate in a special video contest called “Now is the Time” — designed to connect Dr. King’s legacy with today’s actions.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/25/2013

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Remembering Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King’s commitment to social justice resulted in the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/17/2012

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Civil Rights Activist Arthur Johnson, 85, Dies

Johnson was born in Americus, Ga., and was a friend of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., graduating with him from Morehouse College in Atlanta in 1948.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/01/2011

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Rally In Detroit To Honor Dr. King Legacy

Many of those attending the rally outside the Coleman A. Young Municipal Center were retirees concerned about the idea of taxing pensions taking root.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/04/2011

GLENDA COOK

Detroiter Is Allstate Give Back Hero

Glenda Cook is being recognized for her work assisting victims of domestic violence.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/17/2011

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