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Living the Legacy in the D

A Tribute to the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial

MLK at Cobo

June 22 – July 22, 2012


In-person Event

Work: Detroit


Open to the public
Free of charge

Draw inspiration from the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., his historical connections to Detroit, and the national memorial built in his honor. Living the Legacy in the D” transports the sights and sounds of the National Mall to the city of Detroit, recreating the D.C. experience through stunning displays, crisp photographs, and scale models. An exclusive Detroit-area showing, this exhibition offers visitors a rare and exciting glimpse of this powerful monument, and also highlights King’s presence in local history.

Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial Foundation, Inc. and the University of Michigan Detroit Center present
Living the Legacy in the D: A Tribute to the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial
June 22 — July 202012
Opening Program and Reception: Friday, June 22 6 — 8 pm

Symposium discussion panel includes:
Dr. Ed Jackson, Jr. — Martin Luther King, Jr Memorial Foundation Executive Architect
Dr. James Chaffers — Professor Emeritus, University of Michigan’s A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning
Prof. Jon Lockard — Adjunct Senior Lecturer, University of Michigan’s Department of Afroamerican and African Studies

Image courtesy of the Walter P. Reuther Library/​Wayne State University

Work: Detroit
Work: Detroit closed in July, 2014.