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January 18, 2021
10:00 AM
Westland, MI 48185
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Martin Luther King Jr. Day Virtual Celebration

Monday, January 18, 2021

The City of Westland’s Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration will take place virtually on Monday, January 18 at 10:00 a.m. on WLND (Comcast channel 12, Wide Open West channel 10 and AT&T U-Verse channel 99), Facebook and WLND's YouTube Channel. The pre-recorded event will consist of a look back at previous celebrations Westland has hosted over the years to honor Dr. King’s legacy. Highlights include excerpts from notable keynote speakers such as the late Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon, Andrew Humphrey of WDIV, Huel Perkins of Fox 2, Journalist and Talk Show Host, Mildred Gaddis and Wayne County Community College Chancellor, Dr. Curtis Ivery and others. The event will also showcase past years of musical performances and the City's Freedom Walks, which were conducted to honor all of those who marched with Dr. King over 50 years ago.
"The City of Westland has celebrated the life and legacy of Dr. King for over 15 years," commented Mayor Wild. "We continue that tradition in a virtual format, this year and reflect on the messages of the past that still hold true today."