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Eastern Michigan University hosted a Martin Luther King Jr. Day luncheon Monday on campus.  89.1 WEMU's Jorge Avellan attended and has the story.

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To kick off this year's Martin Luther King Jr.'s week of celebration, Eastern Michigan hosted a march Thursday afternoon on campus.  89.1 WEMU's Jorge Avellan was there and has the story.

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Eastern Michigan University is celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's legacy this week.

WEMU's Lisa Barry spoke with Ellen Gold, EMU's Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students, about what's being done this year.

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Over the last few days, Eastern Michigan University has celebrated the life and accomplishments of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a series of events.  One event returned to the schedule after a long absence, and that was the MLK Gospel Fest.  WEMU's Patrick Campion and Concentrate Media's Sarah Rigg learned about this musical event with Engage at EMU's Caroline Sanders and EMU Gospel Choir president Da'Tuan Demaris Stinson in this week's "On the Ground-Ypsi."

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From January 17th through the 22nd, Eastern Michigan University will celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. with a series of special events.  WEMU's Patrick Campion will talk about these events with EMU's assistant vice president of student affairs Ellen Gold and Steve Bryant, who is EMU's director of diversity and community involvement, in this week's "Focus on EMU."

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January 21st is Martin Luther King Day, an annual federal American holiday that celebrates the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.  It is intended to celebrate the life and achievements of the influential American civil rights leader. 

At Eastern Michigan University, nearly a week of activities are planned, including a keynote address by Keith Boykin, New York Times bestselling author and TV's leading commentator on politics, race, and sexual orientation.  89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry spoke to Boykin about the current state of politics and his upcoming address at EMU.

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As part of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebrations at Eastern Michigan University, a seminar on Black Lives Matter protests was held. 

Eastern Michigan University will welcome the prominent civil rights attorney Barbara Arnwine to campus Monday.






More than one hundred students volunteered for Eastern Michigan University's Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service.

On September 12, 1962, the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered a speech in New York City to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the issuance of Abraham Lincoln’s Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation. In a measured but passionate tone, Dr. King reviewed the history of human rights in America, noting that the Declaration of Independence and the Emancipation Proclamation had fallen far short of achieving equality for all of its citizens.

EMU Events to Honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Jan 16, 2014

Eastern Michigan University has many events planned to commemorate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 

Keith Jason is coordinator of student services for EMU's College of Technology.  He says Friday's events include a community service event and a screening of the film, "Finally Got the News". 

That'll be followed by a student talent show at 7pm Friday at Pease Auditorium. 

Jason says the show is called H2E, short for "Hip Hop Explosion", in which students will compete for scholarship money with performances that pay tribute to Dr. King.


 Alto saxophonist Bobby Watson believes that music is a tool for greater good.  His new CD, Check Cashing Day is a stirring jazz tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s I Have A Dream speech and to the greater good it inspires.  Linda Yohn will feature

 This morning on 89.1 Jazz.  Music starts at 9am streaming at on wemu.org and on 89.1, WEMU.