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18th Annual Martin Luther King Day Commemorative Breakfast

  • Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History 315 East Warren Avenue Detroit, MI, 48202 United States (map)

The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History presents the 18th annual Martin Luther King Day Commemorative Breakfast featuring keynote speaker Rev. Dr. Robert M. Franklin, Jr., James T. and Berta R. Laney Chair in Moral Leadership at Candler School of Theology, Emory University, and Morehouse College President Emeritus and Distinguished Professor of Social Ethics. Special guests include Rev. Dr. JoAnn Watson, Associate Pastor of West Side Unity Church and host of the TV and radio show “Wake Up Detroit;” Tiffany Jones, Marathon Petroleum Company LP; and Franklin Wilkerson, ’77, Chapter President, Morehouse College Alumni – Detroit Chapter; with musical performances by Ken Boyd, Isis Damil and T’Zion Israel.

Doors open at 7 AM; valet parking is included with ticket purchase. Breakfast begins at 8 AM followed by the program at 9 AM.

Tickets are $35 and are available at the museum, by phone at (800) 838-3006 or online at GROUPS: Tickets are $30 each when purchased in groups of 10 or more. Tickets include admission to all MLK Day activities and exhibitions. Proceeds benefit the museum's ongoing educational programming. Sponsored by Marathon Petroleum Company, Detroit Institute of Arts and Wayne County Community College District.

AND DON'T MISS The Wright's MLK Day Celebration that includes musical performances, arts and crafts, children's workshops, storytelling, video tributes, displays of MLK and Coretta Scott King artifacts, the openings of two new exhibitions - "i found god in myself: a celebration of Dr. Ntozake Shange’s for colored girls…" and "Detroit Collections" - and more more! All activities and exhibits are included in museum admission. $8 adults (ages 13+), $5 seniors (62+) and youth (ages 3 - 12). Free for museum members and children under 3.

Earlier Event: January 14
Rain Check: Stacey Hotwaxx Hale
Later Event: January 15
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day at the DIA