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:

    • April 12th, 2018

    • May 10th, 2018

    • June 14th, 2018

    • August 9th, 2018

    • September 13th, 2018

    • October 11th, 2018

    • December 13th, 2018

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



Freedom Ride 2018

We are now accepting applications for our Freedom Ride 2018.

Click here for more info.

Financial Planning Workshop

MLK Task Force, Inc. in conjunction with Comerica Bank will be hosting a Financial Money Smart Workshop. This event is for middle & high school students that are interested in learning about how to Budget, Save Money & Balance their Checking/Savings Accounts. Registration ends Friday, April 20th. Click here for more info.

Advertise With Us 

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


  • MLK Task Force Inc. & Amigos de la UNESCO collaborate in Memorandum of Understanding. Read More
  • Students return from Freedom Ride. Read More



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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...