The Martin Luther King, Jr. Task Force, Inc. will be hosting its second FREEDOM RIDE on FRIDAY, AUGUST 3rd thru FRIDAY, AUGUST 10th.

We are seeking 40 (20 males, 20 females), middle & high school students from the Southeastern Michigan area, that represent various racial, ethnic, religious, & socio-economic backgrounds to travel through various Civil Rights sites. Participation is open to both public and private schools. 

This year we are traveling through Memphis, TN, Atlanta, GA, Charlotte, NC, & Washington D.C.. For more information click here. 




2018 Eligibility Requirements - Click Here

2018 Application = Click Here


Tour Itenerary

The Freedom Ride will take students to various historical civil rights sites through out the U.S. Click here for this year's itinerary.



We are currently accepting donations for the 2018 Freedom Ride from corporations & organizations. Download sponsor packet.

You may donate on-line via PayPal by selecting from the following options:  

Financial Money Smart Workshop


MLK Task Force, Inc. in conjunction with Comerica Bank will be hosting a Financial Money Smart Workshop. This free event is for middle & high school students that are interested in learning about how to Budget, Save Money & Balance their Checking/Savings Accounts. 

WHEN: Tuesday, April 24th, 2018, 5:00pm - 6:30pm

WHERE: Cafeteria, Southfield University Academy High School, 19301 12 Mile Rd., Lathrup Village, MI 48076

Please register by Friday, April 20th.

Call Pat Haynie at (248) 470 - 5343, or email to register today.





The Dr. Martin Luther King Task Force, Inc. of Southfield, MI. and Unique Lady Boutique is sponsoring a scholarship in remembrance Dr. King and Mr. and Mrs. Razzoki Founder's of the Unique Lady Boutique. The scholarship will allow a currently enrolled college student an opportunity to express how Dr. King impacted their life while also assisting the necessary funds to continue their education. DOWNLOAD SCHOLARSHIP INFO PACKET HERE.


Eligibility Requirements

* Must be enrolled for 2018 Fall term.
* Undergraduate or Graduate student.
* Attached Essay: See guidelines below.
* Must attend an accredited Community College or University.
* Grade point average of 2.5 or higher.
* Funds will be distributed directly to the College or University. 

Essay Guidelines

Prepare a 300 to 500-word essay of the following questions:

1. What does Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr mean to you?

2. What did Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. stand for and how did he impact your life?

3. How did Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr changed your ancestors' future?

How to Apply

Attach a copy of your Official College Transcript

Submit the completed application

Please attach your essay in the section below; Electronically submitted and time stamped by March 2, 2018 11:59 pm.

The winner will be announced May 6th, 2018 by phone, email or mail.

Scholarship Application


Note: Applicants will not be contacted if any of the requirements missing. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Application Deadline (extended): Submitted electronically by May 2nd, 2018 11:59 pm.

For more information please email:

Back to the top

Youth Community Service Awards

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) Youth Community Service Award is presented annually as part of the MLK Holiday Celebration in Southfield. Young people are accomplishing great things in Southfield and Lathrup Village just as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. did at an early age. Youth are learning a great deal about leadership, helpfulness and the spirit of community through volunteering. The MLK Youth Community Service Award is an opportunity to celebrate young people who give to their community through volunteer work. Download the nomination form. DEADLINE EXTENDED TO DECEMBER 16th, 2017. 

Adult Community Service Awards

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) Adult Community Service Award is presented annually as part of the MLK Holiday Celebration in Southfield. The MLK Task Force is currently seeking nominations for the person who is: (1) a Southfield of Lathrup Village resident, at least 18 years of age, (2) dedicated to serving the needs of humanity through demonstrated efforts in the community, (3) instrumental in the advancement of human and civil rights, and (4) someone who has demonstrated, through his/her own life and work, the values espoused by the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr..  Download the nomination form. DEADLINE EXTENDED TO DECEMBER 31st, 2017. 

Back to the top

Peace Walk

January 15th, 2018 @ Hope United Methodist Church, Southfield, 9:30am - - DOWNLOAD FLIER