Living the Legacy in the D: A Tribute to the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial
In partnership with the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial Foundation, the University of Michigan Detroit Center is proud to host, Living the Legacy in the D: A Tribute to the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial.
Curated by graduate student Jina B. Kim, an intern of the U-M Arts of Citizenship program, the exhibition runs from June 22 – July 20, with free admission and parking for all attendees. The exhibit can be accessed Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Tours are also available upon request.
Celebrating the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., Living the Legacy in the D draws inspiration from Dr. King’s historical connections to Detroit and the national memorial built in his honor. The exhibition transports the sights and sounds of the National Mall to the City of Detroit; recreating the Washington, D.C. experience through stunning displays, scale models and inspirational photographs. The exhibition offers visitors a rare and exciting glimpse of this powerful monument and highlights Dr. King’s presence in local history.
"This memorial does not just represent the past, but instead, symbolizes the larger vision that King had for America," said Dr. Ed Jackson, Jr., Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Foundation Executive Architect.
This exclusive exhibition premieres on Friday, June 22 with a reception and symposium from 6-8 p.m.; just one day prior to the 49th anniversary of Dr. King's June 23, 1963 Great March on Detroit.
Moderated by U-M Associate Professor Matthew Countryman, the symposium panelists include:
- Dr. Ed Jackson, Jr.: Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Foundation Executive Architect
- Dr. James Chaffers: Professor Emeritus, University of Michigan, A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning
- Professor Jon Lockard: Adjunct Senior Lecturer, University of Michigan, Department of Afroamerican and African Studies