Canton honors memory of Dr. King

Jan. 12, 2018  PLYMOUTH EAGLE.

Plymouth Michigan News



Canton Township will once again honor the memory and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a special tribute, “Canton Celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.” beginning at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 15 at The Village Theater at Cherry Hill, located at 50400 Cherry Hill Road.

A punch and cookie reception will begin at the Village Theater at 6 p.m., followed by the main program at 6:30 p.m. This annual event is presented by the Canton Commission for Culture, Arts, and Heritage, members of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Sub-Committee, and Canton Township.

This year, the keynote address will be presented by Dr. Doris J. Fields, a professor at Eastern Michigan University, who has extensive experience in interracial and interethnic communication.

The program will feature performances by Canton Community Choir, under the direction of Virginia Thorne-Hermann and Northridge Church Choral Ensemble, under the direction of Stanley Jordan. Lt. Dale Waltz from “Canton’s Response To Hate Crimes Coalition” will also make a main stage presentation.

Admission is $2 per person (cash only) or the donation of one canned good to Open Door Ministry, a local food pantry and job bank. Both will be accepted at the door the night of the event

For more information about this special performance, call (734) 394-5300 or visit


Plymouth Voice.

Gallery photo: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Woodward Ave, Detroit 1963, by Tony Spina



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