Civil Rights Activists

Civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr., speaking at Detroit’s Cobo Hall in “The Great March to Freedom” on June 23, 1963. An estimated 125,000 people marched down Detroit’s Woodward Avenue in support of civil rights for African Americans. Those who attended the rally in Cobo Hall heard King deliver the first version of his famous “I Have a Dream” speech.


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