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Monday, December 17, 2012 - C.H. WRIGHT MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY PRESIDENT IS KEYNOTE FOR M.L.K. CELEBRATION AT DMC CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL OF MICHIGAN

DMC Children’s Hospital of Michigan Diversity & Inclusion Committee will host its annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration, featuring keynote Juanita Moore, president and CEO, Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. Looking Back to Move Forward is the theme for this years’ celebration to be held on Monday, January 21, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at the hospital, located at 3901 Beaubien in Detroit.

Prior to her current role as president and CEO, Moore served as founding executive director of the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, TN, where she oversaw the construction of the museum’s opening at the historic Lorraine Motel — site of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 

Additional highlights for the DMC Children’s Hospital of Michigan M.L.K. celebration will include performances from the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Sphinx artists and the Marygrove Dancers of Marygrove College.

"I’m very proud of the hospital’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee and their leadership in keeping King’s dream alive," said Herman Gray, MD, first African American president of DMC Children’s Hospital of Michigan. "To have Ms. Moore, a valued and dedicated community icon in her own right, as our 2013 keynote along with performances from DSO and Sphinx musicians, and Marygrove dancers, I anticipate an M.L.K. celebration that our patients, families and staff won’t soon forget."

Friends, supporters, former patients and families are welcome to the DMC Children’s Hospital of Michigan 2013 M.L. King Jr. celebration.

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About DMC Children’s Hospital of Michigan
For more than 125 years the Children’s Hospital of Michigan is the first and most experienced hospital in the state dedicated exclusively to the treatment of children. A leader internationally in neurology and neurosurgery, cardiology, oncology, and diagnostic services, it is ranked one of America’s best hospitals for children. More Michigan pediatricians are trained at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan than in any other facility. Children’s Hospital of Michigan is one of eight hospitals operated by the Detroit Medical Center (DMC). The DMC is proud to be the Official Healthcare Services Provider of the Detroit Tigers, Detroit Red Wings and Detroit Pistons.