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As part of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration at Eastern Michigan University, MSNBC host Joy-Ann Reid served as the keynote speaker. 

Every Monday morning, the executive director of the CivCity Initiative will join WEMU's David Fair for a conversation on topics pertinent to the city of Ann Arbor and Washtenaw County.  Mary Morgan provides news, analysis, commentary and explains the various ways residents can become more engaged.

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On this Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, we're recalling a visit the iconic civil rights leader made to the University of Michigan over fifty years ago.

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To kick-off a week long of Martin Luther King Jr. Day events, Eastern Michigan University hosted a march earlier this afternoon.  Check out the photos in the slideshow above.

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With President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration just days away, some Michigan Congress members are speaking out about his latest Twitter feud. 

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Ypsilanti high school students reacting to the recent presidential election were inspired to turn their feelings and emotions into a march and art show planned for the upcoming Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

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Author Tim Wise says most Americans celebrate a sanitized, whitewashed version of Martin Luther King Jr., not the radical advocate for social justice he really was.   Wise gave the keynote address at Monday's  MLK Day celebration at Eastern Michigan University.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Ann Arbor public schools wil be close Monday, so the district is celebrating Martin Luther King day with events today.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.