50th Anniversary march in commemoration of the Great March to Freedom, Saturday, June 22, 9 am

FreedomWalkDetroit.com masthead for the June 22, 2013 March

Join the Moratorium NOW! Coalition contingent at the  50th Anniversary March in commemoration of the Great March to Freedom. 

Saturday, June 22, 9 am.  March begins at Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard and Woodward and ends at Hart Plaza.

Gather at the northwest corner of Woodward and Willis, 8 am.

Help us get out the word out with the message:

RECLAIM DR. KING’S DREAM — fight the anti-democratic, racist, bankers’ EM takeover, ignite a fight to guarantee Detroit jobs, pensions and services — the banks owe us!

We will gather at 8 am in the park at the southwest corner of Warren and Woodward. We need help handing out leaflets announcing a strategy meeting on fighting the EM and the banks, on Saturday, June 29, 1 PM, at 5920 Second Ave.  We will analyze EM Orr’s proposals and discuss the next action steps.  We will also need help distributing signs and carrying the banner.

From freedomwalkdetroit.com:

On June 22, 2013, at 9 a.m., thousands are being asked to “Take a Step” in the 50th anniversary march in honor of the original Walk to Freedom/Freedom Walk led in Detroit by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. On that day 50 years ago, in what is considered to be the original debut of his now-famous “I Have a Dream Speech,” King told tens of thousands of people that it was time for the government and society to get serious about providing opportunities and parity in employment, education, housing and the overall quality of life for persons of color.

Sponsored by UAW-Ford and the Detroit Branch NAACP, this year’s walk serves as a reminder of that legacy and its pivotal role in the city’s transition from one of isolation to inclusion. But it also is a chance for those who recognize the need for further progress to join in that call.

Great March to Freedom, Woodward Ave.,Detroit - June 23, 1963
Great March to Freedom, Woodward Ave.,Detroit – June 23, 1963


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