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MLK Celebration Features Children's Author, Poet

Bryan Collier talks about the Langston Hughes poem, 'I, Too, Am America' during the Jan. 20 event in Farmington Hills.

Children's author Bryan Collier speaks during the Jan. 20 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebration in Farmington Hills. Photo credit: bryancollier.com
Children's author Bryan Collier speaks during the Jan. 20 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebration in Farmington Hills. Photo credit: bryancollier.com
Children's author and illustrator Bryan Collier is among the speakers and performers featured during the Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration held Jan. 20 at the Farmington Community Library Main Library.

Under the theme, "Read, Lead, Succeed!", the event begins with a 9 a.m. walk from Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 28000 New Market Rd., to the library (about a third of a mile). The Dunckel Middle School choir performs at 10:45 a.m., followed by Collier's presentation on I, Too, Am America, a poem by Langston Hughes. 

Afternoon speakers include poet Ber-Henda Williams and Rev. Robert Jones, Sr., and the Harrison High dance troupe will perform. Throughout the event, donations of nonperishable food items will be collected for local nonprofits, and everyone has the opportunity to make Valentines that will be distributed to local seniors. 

The event is sponsored by the Farmington-Farmington Hills Multicultural Multiracial Community Council. 

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