The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commission of Mid-Michigan is the nation’s longest-running, continuously operating MLK commission, and its annual Day of Celebration is the nation’s largest MLK Day luncheon event. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this is the first time the event will be in person at the Lansing Center since January 2020.
Fred D. Gray will headline the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commission of Mid-Michigan’s 38th annual signature event Monday, Jan. 16 at 11 a.m. at the Lansing Center, located at 333 Michigan Ave., Lansing.
Gray has been one of the nation’s leading civil rights attorneys for over 60 years. He is still practicing law at the age of 92. President Joe Biden recently awarded Gray the nation’s highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
The theme for the 38th annual MLK Day of Celebration is: “Now is the time to lift our nation from the quicksand of racial injustice to the solid rock of brotherhood.” For more information visit the MLK Commission's website.