WCC set to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Managing EditorIn coordination with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Washtenaw Community College will hold its annual Tribute and Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Jan. 20. The celebration will include various speakers and tributes to both Dr. King and Motown music legend Stevie Wonder. Speakers include State Rep. David Rutledge, the former WCC trustee, and Washtenaw County Sheriff John Clayton. The WCC Ensemble Band will perform a musical tribute to Wonder, who campaigned to make Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day a national holiday. The theme of the event is “perpetuating the dream.” The idea is to continue to spread the messages of Dr. King. The annual celebration started four years ago and has grown. Thorton Perkins, a professor of humanities and social sciences, estimates that between 100–150 will be attendance. Admission is free, and will be held at the Morris Lawrence Building in room 101. The event starts at 5 p.m. and is expected to last until 8 p.m.