More than 1,500 attend MLK Day luncheon in Lansing
LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) — The 39th annual MLK Day of Celebration luncheon is going on right here in the Lansing Center.
It’s one of the largest celebrations for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in the whole country. Tickets for the event have been sold out for months, with more than 1,500 people attending today, Jan. 15.
The theme of this year’s event is compassion, and embodying the spirit of civil rights icon Martin Luther King, Jr.
Multiple civil rights activists will be speaking at the event, including Ruby Bridges–who at 6 years old was the first Black child to attend a formerly all-white primary school in the long-segregated South.