Detroit Freedom Walk on June 22 to commemorate famous MLK walk, you can participate
11:45 AM, Jun 19, 2013
3:12 PM, Jun 20, 2013
DETROIT (WXYZ) - History will be commemorated on June 22, 2013 when scores of Metro-Detroiters will walk to honor Doctor Martin Luther King Jr. and his famous Detroit Walk to Freedom. It's a celebration and even the Spirit of Detroit is getting in on the tribute.
Detroit's famous statue is dressed in a t-shirt marking the occasion.
The march will honor yet another moment in history that is linked to Detroit.
Many may be unaware that Dr. King's most famous speech, his deeply moving "I have a dream" was debuted in Motown. Most of the footage of the speech is from his March on Washington which took place on August 28, 1963, but the words were originally spoken in Motown on June 23, 1963.
This year, a day shy of the 50th anniversary of that historic moment, the Detroit Chapter of the NAACP with support from the UAW, will sponsor a walk down Woodward, from Forrest Street to Hart Plaza.
Everyone is welcome to attend. Anyone interested should plan to arrive at Woodward and Forrest Street by 7 a.m. The march is scheduled to get underway at 9 a.m.