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This year’s 14th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Rally & March comes at a time of rising hatred, bigotry and military conflict both inside the United States and around [...]
This year’s 14th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Rally & March comes at a time of rising hatred, bigotry and military conflict both inside the United States and around the world.
On Monday January 16, 2017, the Detroit MLK Day Rally & March will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the historic Riverside Church address in New York City entitled “Beyond Vietnam: Breaking the Silence”, where Dr. King came out firmly against military intervention in southeast Asia.
The speech was delivered on April 4, 1967, just one year prior to the Civil Rights and peace activist’s assassination in Memphis, Tennessee. Dr. King had been under pressure by the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) which had taken a firm position against the war in early January 1966. During 1967, Dr. King participated in large antiwar demonstrations in Chicago, New York City and other cities.
In addition, 2017 represents the 50th anniversary of the July 23-27 Detroit Rebellion. These days of civil unrest marked the largest of such outbreaks in the history of the U.S. up until that time period.
Noon – Rally at Central United Methodist Church
1:30 pm – Freedom March through downtown Detroit
3:00 pm – Community meal, poetry and music at St. John’s Episcopal Church
Please note the NEW LOCATION after the march:
I-75 & Woodward Avenue, Detroit
Saturday, January 14, 11 am – 1 pm, Central United Methodist Church
Decorate the sanctuary with signs, banners, and pictures.(Call Dorothy to help at 313-405-2185)
Monday, January 16, 10 am, Central United Methodist Church
- Volunteers needed to help with various tasks before and during the start of the rally: staffing sign-in table, ushers, lit table setup, etc. (To help, please call Dorothy at 313-405-2185)
- March security/marshals, sign distribution and donation collection,… (Call David at 313-680-5508)
Literature tables are available to Detroit MLK Day sponsors and to others for a donation of at least $10. The tables will be at St. John’s Episcopal Church the new location for the community meal and cultural program and will be staffed after the march through downtown Detroit. (Call Dorothy at 313-405-2185 to reserve a table)
Sponsors and endorsers
To endorse, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Endorse” in the subject line, by Friday, January 10, if your organization wants to be listed in the program
To sponsor, please send an email to email@example.com with “Sponsor” in the subject line AND call Dorothy at 313-405-2185, by Friday, January 10, Sponsors must donate a minimum of $100 to the Detroit MLK Day Committee, to help defray event expenses.
Leaflets , palm cards, and posters are available at 5920 Second Ave., Detroit, and at the Central United Methodist Church. Call 313-671-3715 or 313-680-5508 before stopping by at 5920 Second Ave. to pick up literature in order to make sure that someone is there. Literature may also be downloaded from mlkdetroit.org
Please forward email to your social networks and share the Facebook event.
On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/208417082947124/
5920 Second Ave,
Detroit, MI 48202
Please note: This is the new email list for the Detroit MLK Day Committee. You are on this list because you signed up at a prior Detroit MLK Day Rally and March.
The purpose of this list is to organize and publicize the annual MLK Day Rally and March in Detroit which takes place on the national MLK Day in January. The event starts with a rally at the historic Central United Methodist Church, followed by a march through downtown Detroit, culminating in a community meal and cultural event at St. John’s Episcopal Church, featuring local artists and musicians.
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(Monday) 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Central United Methodist Church
23 E. Adams Ave, Detroit MI
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