King's 1963 Detroit march remembered with walk

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

DETROIT (AP) - Thousands of people are taking part in a Detroit march commemorating the 50th anniversary of one made in 1963 by Martin Luther King Jr.

The walk kicked off Saturday morning at Forest and Woodward Avenue and is proceeding down Woodward to a riverfront rally at Hart Plaza.

The civil rights icon visited Detroit on June 23, 1963, to lead tens of thousands in a freedom walk and also previewed his "I Have a Dream" speech.

Martin Luther King III and the Revs. Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton are among those who planned to be at Saturday's march.

Detroit NAACP President Wendell Anthony said the march "signifies that the work for freedom and justice must continue" in Detroit and worldwide.


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