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:

    • August 10th, 2017

    • September 14th, 2017

    • October 12th, 2017

    • November 9th, 2017

    • December 14th, 2017

    • January 4th, 2018

    • January 11th, 2018

Peace Walk

Commemorative Program

  • January 16, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. @ City of Southfield Pavilion

  • Free to the Public 

Taste Fest

  • The 2017 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



Freedom Ride 2017

Now accepting applications & donations for the 2017 Freedom Ride tour.  Click here for more information about the trip. 


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Pay Dues

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

Advertise With Us 

We are now accepting applications to advertise in our January 2018 Souvenir Program Booklet. Click here to download the application.

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


  • MLK Task Force announces "Freedom Ride" summer trip for students & seeks sponsorship. Read More
  • Newly elected Executive Officers & Advisory Board Read More
  • Congrats to Robin Dillard-Russaw, Esq.. Read More

Program Committee Information

1st Vice President Robin Dillard-Russaw serves as Chair of the program committee. She and her committee are in the process of finalizing the 2017 program. The Theme: Achieving Peace Through Understanding. If you are interested in serving on this committee, or if yo u have suggestions for the program, please contact Robin 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.

Learn more about our programs here.

2017 Youth Community Service Award

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

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

2017 Youth Essay Contest Flyer

2017 youth essay contest Winners:

Kathryn Tillman

Nadia Paul

Mary Rose

Download the flyer for our 2017 Youth Essay Contest. Learn more...


2017 Youth Scholarship Award


Download the form for our 2017 Youth Scholarship Award. Learn more...