Detroit NAACP Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Walk to Freedom
Saturday, June 22, thousands joined the Detroit Branch NAACP for the Walk to Freedom march and rally. This event was hosted in conjunction with the United Auto Workers to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the march originally with Martin Luther King, Jr.
The original march, held June 23, 1963, was the first time King delivered his famous "I Have a Dream" speech. It was also the largest civil rights march of that time.
NAACP Chairman Roslyn M. Brock, Martin Luther King, III, Reverends Al Sharpton and Jessie Jackson participated in the historic march.
Detroit Branch NAACP President, Rev. Dr. Wendell Anthony noted the importance of of the movement and its work:
"While we celebrate the dream and the legacy of Dr. King, we are compelled to work to make that dream a reality. This is a call to action."
View photos from the march and rally here.