martin luther king

Western Michigan University

For the last 15 years the city of Kalamazoo has held The Martin Luther King Junior Community-Wide Day of Service on the holiday that honors the civil rights leader. 

FaceOff Theatre, Kalamazoo College

Martin Luther King Day is coming up this month. And while many organizations will celebrate the civil rights leader with speeches and commemorative marches, Faceoff Theatre and Kalamazoo College are showing a different side of Dr. King.

The Associated Press

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

Western Michigan University

Did you know Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke in Kalamazoo? And just four months after his historic “I Have a Dream” speech in Washington, D.C.?

WMUK's Earlene McMichael tells the inside story of what led to King's Dec. 18, 1963 visit to Western Michigan University today on the WestSouthwest show. It is in honor of MLK Jr. Day.

WMU University Relations

All eyes were on the nation’s capital this summer for events commemorating the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech. Now Kalamazoo will have its own celebration marking the snowy night 50 years ago that King spoke at Western Michigan University, just four months after that historic address in Washington, D.C.