As Rainbow PUSH, in conjunction with the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), plan the Dr. Martin Luther King birthday celebration on January 15, 2018 at Cobo Center in Detroit, it is with a heavy heart. Just a few months after the celebration, we will commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Dr. King's untimely death. This coming celebration will occur on "Press Preview" day as more than 5,100 journalists from 60 countries view not only the award-winning vehicles, but they will witness a celebration reserved only for a "king."
Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Sr., founder and president of Rainbow PUSH Coalition, will be joined by Congressman John Conyers, sponsor of the national holiday, a Congressional delegation, Mayor Mike Duggan, national recording artists and celebrities, local elected officials and community leaders.
A highlight of this year's event is the presentation of the Let Freedom Ring Awards, which will be given to global luminaries who exude Dr. King's compassionate philosophy and have a compelling conviction for social justice.
The event is FREE and open to the public.