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.

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Annual Justice and Equality Awards Ceremony

State of Guerrero, Mexico congratulates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Justice Honorees Dr. Jose Cuello and Dr. Talia Weltman-Cisneros

Annual Peace Walk

2014 Youth Essay Contest Flyer

Download the flyer for our 2014 Youth Essay Contest.

Scholarships

Purpose

To award eligible applicants with scholarships for college tuition or books, full or partial expenses associated with travel on a civil rights tour, or place of interest determined by the Scholarship Committee.

Type of Award

Academic - $500 (4 awards)
Travel - $200-$500 (to be determined by the scholarship committee)

Who May Apply

Any student who is a resident of Southfield or Lathrup Village.

Criteria Academic

  • Students must provide an official transcript of high school credit including 11th and 12th grades
  • Students must provide an acceptance letter from accredited college or university
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 or more on a 4.0 scale
  • Documented community service (school, church, community)
  • Original typewritten essay 250 words, entitled "How do you plan to live a life following Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and leave a legacy worthy for others to follow", (Essay must be typed double spaced).
  • Applicant must state which type of scholarship is being applied for; 1) college books, 2) full or partial expenses for civil rights travel on tour or other place of interest.

News

Nelson Mandela

Download the Nelson Mandela Press Release

Pathways to Freedom Exhibit

The exhibit will be available for viewing on Monday, January 20, 2014 at the Southfield Pavillion before and after the MLK commemorative program.

Trayvon Martin

Download the Trayvon Martin Press Release

Events

Annual Justice and Equality Awards Ceremony

  • A Celebration of Drum Majors, Trailblazers and Leaders Fighting for What is Just and Right

    Monday, January 19, 2015 at 6:00 p.m.
    Pi Banquet Hall
    28847 Franklin Road
    Southfield, Michigan 48034

    Download the invitation

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