Detroit school celebrates legacy of Dr. King

Posted at 6:18 PM, Jan 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-18 18:26:26-05

Martin Luther King, Jr. Senior High School in Detroit opened its doors to the community today.  This as students, parents  and community activists put on the Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy program.

The event started with a tour through history.  As people walked through the school they went back in time to Africa, the days of slavery, the civil rights era, to present time.  Student actors brought history to life.

Then there was program during which speakers and performers celebrated the memory and message of Martin Luther King, Jr, followed by a 1.5 mile march.

The theme of the event was “My Life Matters.”  It was created to help encourages students, teachers, administrators, parents and community members to accept the commitment to fulfill the work of service needed to make the community and country more unified where all work together.

“As adults we must encourage and inspire our young people with our actions,” said Michael Joseph, MLK Legacy March Co-Chair. “If we truly believe My Life Matters, our actions will support the importance and purpose of our existence. If My Life Matters, we must do what is essential to make our lives successful and meaningful. The Dream is alive inside of us and the Legacy continues because of us.”