Students at the Farmington Hills private school learn about King's work on day when many public schools are closed.
Mlk Day 2012
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Evege James talked about discrimination in Detroit bakeries during an event held at the Farmington Community Library Main Library.
It may be hard today to imagine a world where the color of your skin would determine where you are allowed to work, but that's a world Evege James knows all too well. James, a speaker at Monday's Martin Luther King Jr. Day commemoration at the Farmington Community Library Main Library, grew up in the Deep South, where Jim Crow laws mandated racial segregation in schools, transportation and other public places. He started working for American Bakeries in Detroit in 1965, one of only a handful of black people among the company's 100 or so employees. Even though the civil rights movement was in full swing, he said the company still kept black men and women and white women from taking some jobs. "When I came here, it seemed like it wasn't …
Monday, January 16, 2012
The annual walk from Prince of Peace Lutheran Church to the Farmington Community Library in Farmington Hills drew more than 50 people.
For the Stickler family, a walk held in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. today had special meaning. David and Scheneithia Stickler are an interracial couple; they have three children, Rhemya, 9, Dayana, 7, and Atiera, 2. "We're here because if it weren't for Dr. King and lots of other important African-Americans, our family probably wouldn't exist," Scheneithia Stickler said. More than 50 people gathered at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Farmington Hills at around 9:30 a.m. Tanji Grant, co-chair of the Multicultural/Multiracial Community Council (MCMR), said she was surprised by how many people indicated they were attending for the first time. "I've talked to a lot of new people," she said, calling the turnout "absolutely …
The holiday means closed government offices, but no change in trash pick-up in Farmington and Farmington Hills.
Since 1986, the country has set aside the third Monday in January to honor the life of civil rights champion Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Here's what you need to know about today's federal holiday: The morning should remain clear for today's Martin Luther King, Jr. walk, but there's a 50 percent chance of rain this afternoon. The National Weather Service predicts a high around 37 and a low around 34, with increasing chances for rain and snow Monday night. Students at Farmington Public Schools, Oakland Community College Orchard Ridge and Wayne State University's Oakland Center in Farmington Hills, all have the day off, and administrative offices are closed. The City of Farmington Hills and City of Farmington offices will be closed, as is …