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Fourth annual National Day of Racial Healing includes events across Mich.

Picture of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
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Picture of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Monday is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, but Tuesday, communities across the state and country will celebrate the W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s Fourth National Day of Racial Healing.

La June Montgomery Tabron, president and CEO of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, says all the events are modeled after Martin Luther King Jr.’s vision of racial harmony.

“It can take the momentum of people honoring such a leader with a commitment to making his vision real,” she says.

Montgomery Tabron says aside from the national event in Washington D.C., there are events in Detroit, Battle Creek, Kalamazoo and Lansing.

The focus for this year’s events is on getting young people to be leaders in their communities.

“To lead the effort of healing their communities and bringing people together, building solid relationships,” she says.

Montgomery Tabron says the Day of Racial Healing in 2017 started with a simple idea.

“To create communities that provide opportunity to everyone in their community,” she says.

You can check out a full list of events at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s website for the Day of Racial Healing.

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