The Detroit Branch NAACP is gearing up to commemorate an iconic moment in civil rights history with its “June Jubilee: A Celebration of Freedom” events. Held in the heart of downtown Detroit, the weekend-long slate of events pays homage to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s historic participation in the 1963 Detroit Walk to Freedom, which became a pivotal milestone in the fight for racial equality.
The NAACP’s June Jubilee events span from June 22-25, including the Freedom Walk Summit, the unveiling of a Dr. King sculpture in Hart Plaza, the 60th anniversary Walk to Freedom, and the 68th annual Fight for Freedom Fund dinner, all of which are designed to honor Dr. King’s legacy and empower the community to continue the pursuit of justice and equality. This year’s celebration will remind Detroiters, and the nation, of the ongoing struggle for civil rights and the importance of unity.
Detroit NAACP President Rev. Dr. Wendell Anthony sits down with American Black Journal host Stephen Henderson to preview the NAACP’s “June Jubilee: A Celebration of Freedom” events, as well as discuss the current state of civil rights in America, the ongoing struggle for voting rights and Dr. King’s legacy.
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