Several local communities are celebrating MLK's legacy with events.
Today, Detroit's Martin Luther King High School will honor its namesake at the 7th annual MLK Legacy March.
The school will open at 8:30 a.m. with tours of the building starting at 9 a.m..
At 10 a.m., community members will honor Doctor King with a series musical performances and poetry readings.
The program will also honor six people, including Aretha Franklin and Ron Scott for their contributions to the community.
The 1.5 mile march will kick off at 11 a.m. at the front of the school on East Lafayette.
Focus: HOPE employees will host it's a "Day On" where all 245 employees volunteer at a dozen charities throughout Metro Detroit through Focus: HOPE's Day of Service.
A nationally recognized civil and human rights organization dedicated to overcoming racism, poverty and injustice, Focus: HOPE employees uses this day to truly live its mission.
Teams of passionate Focus: HOPE employees will volunteer at the charities below from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the following locations: Saints Soup Kitchen, Bottomless Toy Chest, Boys & Girls Club, Capuchin Soup Kitchen, Cass Community Social Services, Children's Hospital of Michigan, Gleaners Community Food Bank, Humble Design, Mariners Inn, St. Vincent DePaul and Spirit of Hope Church Food Pantry.
The Detroit Historical Museum is also hosting an MLK Event.
The Detroit Historical Society's Black Historic Sites Committee is hosting "MLK, Jr. Day: Bring the Dream to Life" from10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
This event is free.
Scheduled activities include:
Crafts and activities, including sharing dreams on our community wall and testing your knowledge of Dr. King's life.
Poetry performances and "open mic" with hosts Thomas Williams and One Single Rose from 12:30 to 4 p.m. in the Louise C. Booth Auditorium.
Cupcakes and singing of Stevie Wonder's "Happy Birthday" at 3:30 p.m. in Wrigley Hall, followed by "We Shall Overcome."
The Detroit Historical Museum, located at 5401 Woodward Ave.
In Romulus, there will be a march from Romulus Middle School to Romulus High School beginning at 8 a.m. followed a celebration in the auditorium.
In Warren, the city will hold its thrid annual MLK celebration at city hall.
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