DETROIT – Today is MLK Day, a day when the U.S. honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his legacy.
Here are some events happening in and around Detroit:
- Southfield -- Peace walk at 9 a.m. at Hope United Methodist Church, located at 26275 Northwestern Highway.
- MLK Senior High School -- 11th Annual MLK Legacy March at 11 a.m. 3200 East Lafayette St., Detroit, Mich.
- Fox Theatre -- Rev. Jesse Jackson will host Let Freedom Ring Awards 7 p.m. at the Fox Theatre.
Remembering Detroit’s 1963 ‘Walk to Freedom’ march
Although one thing Dr. King is known for is his iconic “I Have a Dream” speech during the March on Washington in August of 1963, he lead a march in Detroit two months prior.
The July 1963 march in Detroit was, at the time, the largest civil rights demonstration in U.S. history, with 125,000 marching down Woodward Avenue.