Monday, January 21, 2013
As the nation recognizes Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday, here's a look at the civil rights leader's Michigan connections.
On Monday, communities across the country will honor Martin Luther King Jr. Students in Ferndale honored King last week with Roosevelt Primary School's annual Peace Parade and celebration [photos here]. Martin Luther King, Jr. left his mark during his lifetime as a civil rights activist, including a couple stops in the Detroit area. 1. Original Dream Speech - King first delievered the "I have a Dream" speech to a crowd of 150,000 at Cobo Hall in Detroit, two months before the famous rendention in during the March on Washington in 1963. 2. Historical Recording - The original version of the "Dream" speech was recorded by Gordy Records, a subsidiary of Motown Records in Detroit. 3. Rosa Parks Bus - When she refused to give up her seat to a …
Saturday, January 19, 2013
Community invited to "Still Going Forward with the Dream" event at Royal Oak Township Community Center at 1 p.m. Saturday.
Royal Oak Township will host its 23rd Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration from 1-2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 19. Ferndale student dancers will be among those performing at the event. The theme for the event, which will be held at the Royal Oak Township Community Center, is "Still Going Forward with the Dream." The community center is located at 21272 Mendota in Ferndale. Source: Ferndale Public Schools.
Friday, January 18, 2013
A recap of last week's annual Peace Parade and Celebration in honor of Martin Luther King Day.
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Children at Roosevelt Primary participated in the school's annual celebration of Martin Luther King Day.
Students at Roosevelt Primary School participated in the school's ninth annual Peace Walk on Thursday in honor of Martin Luther King Day. The peace parade is a much-loved tradition at the school with students singing songs and carrying symbolic artwork through the halls before joining together in the gym for an assembly including speeches and music with Roosevelt music teacher Debbie Hillebrand. At the end of the assembly, the students were encouraged to repeat aloud: "I commit to showing peace by being kind to myself and others." "We're a very diverse school family," said Roosevelt principal Dina Rocheleau. "We're very big about focusing on being kind and learning about empathy. It's a very big part of our school culture." Rocheleau said …
Friday, January 13, 2012
Projects in Oakland and around the region are part of National Day of Service next Monday.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Alan Stamm
Friday, January 13, 2012
Just two weeks into the year, you can make an impact in your community. Volunteer events around Oakland County on Sunday and Monday are part of a National Day of Service marking what would have been the 83rd birthday of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. On a day when schools, government offices, courts, libraries and post offices are closed, students, families and others will work at charities, parks, churches and neighborhood centers to honor the slain civil rights leader meaningfully. Projects are scheduled in Bloomfield Hills, West Bloomfield, Pontiac and elsewhere. A partial list is below. These opportunities are part of United We Serve, an ongoing White House initiative. "America's new foundation will be built one community at a time…