6.23.2013

WALT MILLER'S PHOTOS/STORY: 50TH ANNIVERSARY FREEDOM WALK IN DETROIT


Holding the banner from l to r are.: Gary Peters U.S. Rep, 9th Dist. .. Wendell Anthony head of the  Detroit N.A.A.C.P. Rev, Dr Martin Luther King the 3rd . .  The Rev, Al Sharpton . . Detroit Mayer Dave Bing . and The Rev , Dr Jesse Jackson. Most of them were here for the First walk and returned for it's 50th Anniversary .


On June 23 1963 the walk for freedom march took place here in Detroit . It was Here at Cobo hall that Dr. Martin Luther King gave his "I have a Dream " speech for the first time.


Saturday was the 50th Anniversary ot the March for Freedom so I tried to capture the March in the Same spot that the Iconic photo that hangs in the Charles H.Wright Museum of African American History was shot.













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