Middle and high-school students, from the Metro Detroit area, toured various historical civil rights sites in Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, & Washington D.C.. The "Freedom Riders" (students) were from various racial, ethnic, religious, & socio-economic backgrounds, and were given activities to not only learn about the civil rights movement, but learn about each other as well. Check out the video (right) to see 2017's Freedom Ride Trip. The MLK Task Force is currently taking donations for the 2018 Freedom Ride Trip.
Applications for the 2018 Freedom Ride Trip will be updated soon.
The Freedom Ride will take students to various historical civil rights sites through out the U.S.
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:
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.
* 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.
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 April 6, 2018 by phone, email or mail.
Note: Applicants will not be contacted if any of the requirements missing. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Application Deadline: Submitted electronically by March 2, 2018 11:59 pm.
For more information please email: MLKEducation1929@gmail.com
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.