West Michigan colleges honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. shakes his fist during a speech in Selma, Ala., Feb. 12, 1965. King was engaged in a battle with Sheriff Jim Clark over voting rights and voter registration in Selma.


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — People across the nation honored civil rights activist Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday.

There were commemorative marches at a number of West Michigan colleges, including Grand Valley State University’s Allendale Campus, Davenport University’s W.A. Lettinga Campus and Aquinas College. GVSU, Grand Rapids Community College, Calvin also hosted speaking programs.

GRCC’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration Program was held Monday evening at Fountain Street Church. The program featured Kevin Powell. who spoke at GVSU’s event earlier in the day.

The movie “Selma” was also shown at the GRCC Raider Grille.

The Muskegon Museum of Art held a free community day until 5 p.m., featuring special activities and several exhibits honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The City of Kalamazoo held its 16th annual MLK community day of service, coordinated by Volunteer Kalamazoo. Celebration Cinema offered a discount showing of “Hidden Figures” in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Tickets cost $5. Find show times here.