Join the Detroit Branch NAACP for the 60th-anniversary commemoration of the Detroit Walk to Freedom, which will kick off at the corner of Woodward Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 24.
Participants will march down Woodward Ave, retracing the footsteps of Dr. King, culminating with a rally at Hart Plaza, starting at 12 p.m., featuring food trucks and an opportunity to join the Detroit NAACP.
June 23, 1963, marks a momentous moment in Black history. On this day, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. marched in Detroit, MI for jobs, justice, and freedom and for the first time ever delivered his famed “I Have a Dream” speech. To commemorate this historic occasion, the Detroit Branch NAACP is hosting the “June Jubilee: A Celebration of Freedom” from June 22-25, 2023 in Detroit.
During this 4-day celebration, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a special summit with workshops on the Civil Rights Movement, equity in Detroit, voting rights, and much more.
There will also be an unveiling of a life-like statue of Dr. King, a commemorative freedom walk, and the celebration will culminate with a special dinner. This event will feature special appearances by U.S. Senator Raphael Warnock, Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, professor Kimberlé Crenshaw, hip-hop icon Doug E. Fresh and more.
*Please note: The Freedom Fund dinner requires additional registration and ticket purchase following completion of the sign-up form.