civil rights

Gene Herrick, The Associated Press / AP

The Executive Director of the Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership at Kalamazoo College says in the history of the civil rights movement women have become symbols, rather than recognized for their work. Mia Henry says many women made valuable contributions in the fight for civil rights. 

WMU University Relations

The city of Kalamazoo is hosting its 16th annual day of service for the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday. 

"When Daisy Elliott, a soft-spoken legislator from Detroit who spent years fighting against racial bias and discrimination of all sorts, learned that her dream to enact a civil rights law would finally become a reality, she showed the world how change is possible: The Democrat embraced a Republican." (Detroit Free Press)


Kalamazoo State Representative Jon Hoadley is among 14 people from Michigan appointed to a state advisory committee by the U.S. Civil Rights Commission. 

The Associated Press

 There's a few things you probably didn't know about Martin Luther King: