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Michigan Tech Celebrates Martin Luther King Day

Michigan Tech will be celebrating Martin Luther King Day will a series of events today.

Tech students, faculty, staff and community members will read books about the life and legacy of Dr. King to local school children.

Houghton Elementary, Barkell Elemetary in Hancock and TR Davis Elementary in Dollar Bay are participating.

The 27th Annual MLK Banquet will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Memorial Union Ball Room.

Admission is free, but advance reservations are required. To sign up, click here.

The event features a buffet dinner, musical performances from Tech’s Momentum Jazz band, spoken word poetry and a keynote address from William P. Jones.

Dr. Jones is a history professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and author of the books, “The March on Washington: Jobs, Freedom and the Forgotten History of Civil Rights” and “The Tribe of Black Ulysses: African American Lumber Workers in the Jim Crow South.”

Following the banquet, from 8 to 9 p.m. in the MUB Ballroom, there will be “Interfaith Insights and Prayers for a Beloved Community.”

The public is invited to join in a group reading of different interfaith passages of peace.

The event is held by the Cooperative Campus Ministry.

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