Who We Are 

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Task Force, Inc. is an all volunteer grassroots civic organization. Its purpose is to communicate to others in the local community the importance of celebrating the National Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday. The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Task Force, Inc. was established in 1985. Receiving its incorporation status in 1992, the Task Force is comprised of local residents, private and public organizations and local government representatives. Read More 


Meeting Dates:

  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Task Force, Inc. meet at 6:30 PM at the Parks and Recreation building of the Southfield Municipal complex 26000 Evergreen Road Southfield, MI 48076

    The MLK Task force meets the second Thursday of every month. We meet every Thursday of the month of January up to the day of the walk.

  • Upcoming Dates:

    • September 13th, 2018

    • October 11th, 2018

    • December 13th, 2018

    • January 3rd, 2019

    • January 10th, 2019

    • January 17th, 2019

Peace Walk

Commemorative Program

  • January 15, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. @ City of Southfield Pavilion

  • Free to the Public 

Taste Fest

  • The 2018 Taste Fest follows the commemorative program.

  • Enjoy a variety of ethnic foods, while learning about other cultures and celebrating the diverse communities of Metro-Detroit and Southfield.

  • Free to the Public



Advertise With Us 

We are now accepting applications to advertise in our January 2019 Souvenir Program Booklet. Click here to download the application.

Freedom Ride 2018

In an ongoing effort to honor the legacy and celebrate the National Holiday of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Task Force, Inc. of Southfield, Michigan sponsored its 2nd Annual Freedom Ride that included 36 local middle and high school students. The participants of the ride represented the communities of Southfield, Detroit, Livonia, Farmington Hills, Sterling Heights, East Point, Bellville, Inkster, Romulus, and Oak Park.

Click here for more info.


  • MLK remembers Aretha Franklin. Read More
  • Freedom Ride 2018 celebrates MLK's legacy. Read More


Donate online today to support the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Task Force, Inc. 

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Pay Dues

Task Force members can now pay their dues online via Paypal. Click here for more information. 

Pathways Exhibit

The Pathways to Freedom exhibit will be on display at the Southfield Pavilion on MLK Day. Come and find out how Mexico and the U.S. overcame slavery. Read More

Program Committee Information

1st Vice President Dedra Hobbs serves as Chair of the program committee. She and her committee are in the process of finalizing the 2018 program. The Theme: Passing the Torch to the Next Generation. If you are interested in serving on this committee, or if yo u have suggestions for the program, please contact Dedra at (313) 492-7638 or by e-mail at rdillardesq@gmail.com.

The Taste Fest Committee is responsible for providing light refreshments of an international flair following the Pavilion program.


2018 Youth Community Service Award

Download the nomination form for the MLK Youth Community Service Award. Learn more...

2017 Youth COMMUNITY service award Winners:

Individuals: Brooke Garland, Juwan Goles-Rhone & Diamond Trask

Cool Kids Care: Malaya Bagley, Dorian Baker, Victoria Baker, Laila Carter, Syerra Jackson, Zoie Johnson, Harmonie Simon, Imani Simon, Erin Janell Smith, Jordan Stiff, Madison Stiff, Maya Patterson & Jeremiah T. Williams.

Making A Difference Junior Optimist International (JOI) Club Members: Alexandria Bly & Jylah McKinney

2018 Adult Community Service Award

Download the nomination form for the MLK Youth Community Service Award. Learn more...