7 ways to celebrate the MLK holiday in Detroit

MUSEUM OPENING. The newest cultural institution in Detroit chronicles the history of WGPR, the first all-black-owned TV station in the country. 11 a.m. public opening. Free. William V. Banks Broadcast Museum, 3146 E. Jefferson Ave., Detroit. 

MLK MEMORIAL RIDE. Join Tour de Troit for this annual 10-mile ride. Features stops at historical sites relevant to the civil rights movement. Bring a helmet. Free. 10 a.m. Begins/ends at McGregor Memorial Conference Center, Wayne State University main campus. tour-de-troit.org.

MLK DAY LECTURE. The Charles H. Wright Museum of African-American History hosts Dr. Derrick White’s lecture, The Revolutionary King 1967: Where Do We Go From Here? 2-5 p.m. – plus find kids’ activities 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and music in the rotunda all day. 315 E. Warren Ave., Detroit. thewright.org.

FREE SCIENCE DAY. Admission is free at the Michigan Science Center as part of Ford Fun Free Day. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 5020 John R St., Detroit. mi-sci.org.

DAYLONG DIA FUN. Create a book of your dreams (11 a.m.-3 p.m.), tour the General Motors Center for African American Art (1, 2 and 3 p.m.), see documentary King: A Filmed Record … Montgomery to Memphis (2 p.m.) and more. Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit. dia.org.


CELEBRATION BREAKFAST. The Detroit Inter-Alumni Council of the United Negro College Fund hosts its annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Birthday Celebration Breakfast. $40. 8:30 a.m. Shriners Silver Garden Events Center, 24350 Southfield Road, Southfield. uncfdiac.com.

QUEENS BEHIND THE KING. Join the Detroit Medical Center for a free concert with Detroit School of Art’s Achievers Ladies Ensemble, singer Charity and classical vocalist Kisma Jordan. Lunch is free for the first 100 attendees. 11 a.m.-noon, DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital, 6071 W. Outer Drive, Detroit.

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