On June 23, 1963 Dr. Martin Luther King took part in the Great March to Freedom in Detroit. Today’s post about the march from Michigan in Pictures appears below. We found another video that has an excerpt of the speech, but this remix by DJ Matt Werner of Dr. King’s speech and Eminem’s Lose Yourself from the movie 8 Mile felt like it captured the best feeling.
Here’s that post from Michigan in Pictures…
I have a dream this afternoon that my four little children, that my four little children will not come up in the same young days that I came up within, but they will be judged on the basis of the content of their character, not the color of their skin.
I have a dream this afternoon that one day right here in Detroit, Negroes will be able to buy a house or rent a house anywhere that their money will carry them and they will be able to get a job.
~Martin Luther King, June 23, 1963 Detroit, Michigan
The quotation above comes not from Dr. Martin Luther King’s famous speech, but rather from the massive Walk to Freedom that happened 2 months earlier in Detroit.