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Photos: U-M 'breaks silence' with MLK Day activities in service to others

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Public service and teaching were themes of the day as faculty, staff and students on the University's three campuses celebrated the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Jan. 16.

From top: Renee Moton, human resources consultant at U-M-Dearborn, and a group of volunteers spent four hours sorting and repacking food items for distribution at Gleaners Food Bank in Taylor. The group, among 370 volunteers from U-M-Dearborn, the United Way for Southeastern Michigan and Henry Ford Community College, visited 15 sites around metropolitan Detroit and packaged nearly 14,000 pounds of food. (Photo by Jennifer Sroka, U-M-Dearborn)

A group of volunteers from the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority at
U-M-Flint sort and size clothes at Crossover Downtown Outreach Ministry in Flint. The center provides help to homeless and disadvantaged families throughout Genesee County. (Photo by Mel Serow, U-M-Flint)

Senior elementary education and language arts major Lynne Przeklas reads "Martin's Big Words"—an illustrated book for children about King's life—to elementary school students gathered in the Modern Languages Building for the MLK Day youth program. The day's activities included an art project. (Photo by Scott Galvin, U-M Photo Services)

Six-year-old Ryan Coleman draws what it feels like when people are nice to him, and how it feels when people are not kind to him. (Photo by Scott Galvin, U-M Photo Services)



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