LTU honors the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013
To celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., Lawrence Tech students, faculty, and staff joined with the city of Southfield and the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Task Force in the 28th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Peace Walk on Jan. 21.
Some Lawrence Tech students and staff observed the holiday by partnering with the United Way to do volunteer work for Cody High School and the Belle Isle Conservancy.
The peace walk began at the Hope United Methodist Church near the north end of campus and proceeded one mile to finish at the Southfield Municipal Complex. After the walk was completed, a celebration of King’s life and legacy took place at the Southfield Pavilion with remarks from Southfield Mayor Brenda Lawrence, MLK Task Force President Barbara Seldon, and many other community leaders.
Southfield was the first city in the state of Michigan to hold a MLK peace walk or march. The first Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Peace Walk took place on Jan. 20, 1986, commemorating the first national observance of King’s birthday. The walk continues to grow in size and scope each year and is part of year-long educational and community outreach activities in Southfield.
Jill Carland of the women’s basketball team was interviewed by Channel 4 (NBC) as part of the television station’s coverage of the peace walk.