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June 22, 2013 | 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Category: Other
Location: Forest St. and Woodward Avenue
Cost: Free
Audience: Alumni, Community, Current Graduate Students, Current Undergraduate Students, Faculty, Parents, Prospective Students, Staff

50th Anniversary Freedom Walk - Saturday, June 22, 2013

You are invited 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 jobs, justice and peace.

This Saturday, June 22, the Freedom Walk will "take a step" starting at Forest St. and Woodward Avenue beginning at 9 am and will continue down and into Hart Plaza on the Detroit Riverfront for the 11:30 a.m. rally. The event ends around 2 p.m.

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.

WSU Parking Structures 1, 2, 3, 6 and 8 will be open for parking for $6.00 cash or credit and Surface Lots 35, 50, 56, 57, 60, 70, 71 and 72 will be open for parking for $6.00 cash (note: Structure 6 - pay by credit is $6.50). WSU faculty, staff and students in the WSU parking program with access to these structures and lots should just use their OneCard. Please visit this parking map link for exact parking locations. Note: these structures and lots will be open until 4:00 p.m. to retrieve your vehicles.

For more information about this event, visit http://freedomwalkdetroit.com/contact.html or contact the Detroit NAACP Branch by phone at (313) 871-2087 or by email at info@detroitnaacp.org.

For more information about this event, please contact DETROIT BRANCH NAACP at (313) 871-2087 or info@detroitnaacp.org.