On January 15, 2018, the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, in conjunction with the North American International Auto-Show (NAIAS), held its Dr. Martin Luther King birthday celebration on at Cobo Center in Detroit, it is with a heavy heart.
Part of this year's celebration included honoring several individuals with the Let Freedom Ring Awards, which consisted of:
Bankole Thompson, Op-Ed Columnist, The Detroit News
- For his journalistic position on poverty
Dr. Mark Schlissel, President, University of Michigan
-For his proactive policy on diversity and inclusion
Karen Weaver, Mayor, City of Flint
-For her political stance during an unprecedented assault on citizens' human rights
Desmond Tutu, Archbishop, Civil Rights Activist, Educator
-For his moral and spiritual leadership in South Africa
Entertainers Melanie Fiona and Grammy Award-winner Anthony Hamilton also performed during the event.