9 thoughts on “50th Anniversary Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Freedom Walk – June 22, 2013

    • Hello and thank you for contacting the Detroit Branch NAACP. We look forward to your participation with the upcoming event. Please visit freedomwalkdetroit.com to register your organization.

  1. My late brother Rev. Jesse E. Rayford, Jr. was in the march with Martin Luther King in 1963. Each year during MLK celebrations my brothers’ picture show up in media – he will forever be our family trailblazer. My family would like to participate in this event, to keep the dream alive.

    Thank you.,

    • Hello Jessica and thank you for contacting the Detroit Branch NAACP and being a long time supporter of the NAACP mission. We are excited for you to join us for the 50th Anniversary of the Martin Luther King Jr., Freedom Walk that will be held June 22, 2013. We will meet at the intersection of Warren & Forest at 9:00A.M. More information can be found at http://www.freedomwalkdetroit.com or by calling 313-871-2087.

  2. I will be attending this great march!!!! IN DETROIT JUNE 22, 2013 and will try to make it to WASH. D.C for another freedom march. SEIU !!!! SEIU!!!!!

    • Hello Jondra and thank you for contacting the Detroit Branch NAACP and being a long time supporter of the NAACP mission. We are excited for you to join us for the 50th Anniversary of the Martin Luther King Jr., Freedom Walk that will be held June 22, 2013. We will meet at the intersection of Warren & Forest at 9:00A.M. More information can be found at http://www.freedomwalkdetroit.com or by calling 313-871-2087.

  3. I plan to be a part of this historical march. I’m dedicating part of my marching activities on behalf of the late Mrs. Lois Williams of the Jeffries Projects. I learned that this “quiet fire” was very instrumental in Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s visit to Jeffries Housing during his 1963 Detroit visit and march. (Detroit, where his famous, ‘I Have A Dream’ speech debuted.)

  4. Thank you for having the walk, I look forward to being a part of the History it will make that one day will tell even more of our STORY. Jeff Lewis {Detroit}.

  5. Thank you! Thank you, for this opportunity to commemorate Dr. King’s March and the delivery of his “I have a Dream” speech in Detroit. I attended the Cobo Hall program where Dr. King delivered his speech in 1963 with my mother, who is now deceased. I was only 7 years old so she had to lift me up in her arms so that I could see Dr. King, Rosa Parks and Senator John Conyers on the podium. We walked behind Dr. King to Forrest Street after the program also. The memories of that auspicious day are still bright in my memory. My mother was originally from Laurel, MS and started teaching her children black history and black pride long before it was taught in the public schools. I will be commemorating my walk with Dr. King and my mother Saturday morning. My younger sister, my daughter and granddaughters will be walking with me. Thank you.

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