A wing of MLK High School has been named in honor of Eastern High School
To ensure its alma mater will never be forgotten, the Eastern High School Alumni Association held a once-in-a-lifetime dedication ceremony to name a wing of Martin Luther King, Jr. Senior High School for Eastern High School on Saturday, November 10 at 10:30 a.m.
To view photos from the event, visit the Official Detroit Public Schools Facebook Fan Page or click here: Eastern H.S. Dedication Ceremony Album
During the historical dedication celebration, the King High School Band and Dancers performed before a crowd of more than 200 alumni.
Display cases were arranged throughout the wing showcasing memorabilia related to Eastern High School. Donations of Eastern memorabilia are also being requested.
About Eastern High School
Eastern High School’s history stems back more than a century, having been founded in 1895 and first located on the corner of E. Grand Blvd. and Mack Ave. before opening its new location in 1901. A new Eastern High School was built in 1968 at Mt. Elliott and E. Lafayette. Following the tragic death of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the new Eastern was re-named Martin Luther King, Jr. Senior High School. Eastern High lives on through the thousands of memories and experiences of its alumni and through the many accomplishments of its student body. To learn more about Eastern High School, visit the new DPS alumni website,www.dpsalumni.org, which enables DPS alumni from across the nation to interact with former classmates via live chat posts, share photos and videos on a district-wide timeline, and reconnect with former teachers and staff members on individual pages for all DPS schools.