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U-M Black Student Union Hopes More People Observe MLK Day This Year

University of Michigan

The Black Student Union at the University of Michigan says more people may be inspired to observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day on January 18th because of the current racial climate being felt across the country.  

Russell McIntosh is the political actions chair for the Black Student Union and says the Black Lives Matter movement, as well as the ongoing fight for racial justice, have motivated individuals of all backgrounds to continue demanding equality for all.  McIntosh believes that virtual MLK Day activities will also allow more people to observe the federal holiday.  

Russell McIntosh: This past year has been a year like no other, and it’s gotten a lot of people excited about what can happen when we get civically involved.

Both the University of Michigan and Eastern Michigan University will hold virtual MLK Day activities.  For information on the MLK activities at U-M click here, and for EMU, click here.

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