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.


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Peace Walk 2015 Flyer

Download the flyer for our 30th Annual Peace Walk Celebration.

Annual Justice and Equality Awards Ceremony

State of Guerrero, Mexico congratulates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Justice Honorees Dr. Jose Cuello and Dr. Talia Weltman-Cisneros

Annual Peace Walk

2015 Youth Essay Contest Flyer

Download the flyer for our 2015 Youth Essay Contest.



To award eligible applicants with scholarships for college tuition or books, full or partial expenses associated with travel on a civil rights tour, or place of interest determined by the Scholarship Committee.

Type of Award

Academic - $500 (4 awards)
Travel - $200-$500 (to be determined by the scholarship committee)

Who May Apply

Any student who is a resident of Southfield or Lathrup Village.

Criteria Academic

  • Students must provide an official transcript of high school credit including 11th and 12th grades
  • Students must provide an acceptance letter from accredited college or university
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 or more on a 4.0 scale
  • Documented community service (school, church, community)
  • Original typewritten essay 250 words, entitled "How do you plan to live a life following Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and leave a legacy worthy for others to follow", (Essay must be typed double spaced).
  • Applicant must state which type of scholarship is being applied for; 1) college books, 2) full or partial expenses for civil rights travel on tour or other place of interest.


Nelson Mandela

Download the Nelson Mandela Press Release

Pathways to Freedom Exhibit

The exhibit will be available for viewing on Monday, January 20, 2014 at the Southfield Pavillion before and after the MLK commemorative program.

Trayvon Martin

Download the Trayvon Martin Press Release


Peace Walk

  • January 19, 2015 at 9:30 a.m.
    Hope Church

Commemorative Program

  • January 19, 2015 at 11:00 a.m.
    City of Southfield Pavilion (See Flyer for Updates)

Justice Awards 2015

  • Date To Be Announced

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