WMU MLK events

7:45 am
Mon January 20, 2014

Several government offices closed for MLK holiday

Lead in text: 
Many events in Kalamazoo honor ;late civil rights leader
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Even though many offices will be closed on Monday, Jan. 20 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, there are events happening around Kalamazoo to celebrate the holiday that are free and open to the public. All Michigan Secretary of State offices will be closed Monday.
WMUK News
4:31 pm
Mon November 25, 2013

WMU commemorates MLK's 1963 visit

The front page of the Western Herald after King's speech
Credit 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.

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Politics and Race
7:22 am
Wed January 23, 2013

Speaker to discuss politics, race and performance Thursday at WMU

Harry Elam
Credit Stanford University

A Stanford University Drama Professor will speak Thursday night at Western Michigan University. Harry Elam Jr. is also a Vice-Provost at the school in Palo Alto, California. He will speak at the Richmond Center Thursday night at 6:00. His address is part of the university’s events to honor Martin Luther King and also part of the Center for Humanities Power and Publics speaker series. 

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