Martin Luther King, Jr. Senior High School to hold first annual march; Osborn High to be site of beautification project by volunteers

Martin Luther King, Jr. Senior High School will host its first annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Tribute March at the school on Monday, January 18, 2010.

A dedication of a new Martin Luther King, Jr. Forum room will be held at 9 a.m. at the school, located at 3200 E. Lafayette Street.

This event will serve as the kick-off to a weeklong celebration to honor Dr. King’s legacy through education. The forum room and school halls will be filled with artifacts from the civil rights era. Media are welcome to attend the dedication, which will be attended by various dignitaries. Families who have had long-standing legacies of generations attending King will be honored when the Forum is dedicated.

The Tribute March, which will cover 2.3 miles, begins at the school on E. Lafayette Street, at 10 a.m. and will cover a route that leads back to the school.

Osborn High School on Monday will be the site of a beautification and mural project. More than 200 volunteers are expected to focus on school improvements from noon to 4 p.m. The school is one of the sites being visited City Year Detroit volunteers.

On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, City Year corps members nationwide celebrate and honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his commitment to social justice and civil rights through a day of service projects.

“We are excited for the opportunity to engage our community and continue the transformation of Osborn into a center of excellence in the city of Detroit. Service and collaboration are essential to our success.” said Thomas Parker, Principal of the College Preparatory Academy at Osborn.

The Osborn Educational Complex houses four DPS schools, Osborn College Preparatory Academy, Osborn Math, Science and Technology; Evergreen Academy of Design and Technology; and The Osborn Upper School of Global Communications and Culture.

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