MLK Day : Michigan and Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 20, 2020 all-day

As people across the country remember the legacy of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., we remember his visits to and influence on Michigan.

Here are six historical nuggets about King and Michigan, ranging from his visits to the state to how a Michigan congressman and musical artist helped make the holiday a reality.

For the full article, see Fritz Klug, “MLK and Michigan: 6 historic moments, including Stevie Wonder, John Conyers, ‘I Have a Dream’ in Detroit”, MLive, January 20, 2014.