Metro Detroiters Talk About Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Friday, June 21, 2013

On June 23rd, 1963, Doctor Martin Luther King, Junior led more than 100-thousand people in a march down Woodward Avenue. Later in the day, he gave the first version of his “I Have A Dream” speech.

In advance of the 50th anniversary of the march and the speech this weekend, WDET asked Metro Detroiters what Doctor King means to them.

There's also an excerpt of King’s “Mountaintop” speech given in Memphis, Tennessee -- the day before his assassination in April 1968.

Special thanks to Tim Devine, Jamilah Jackson, Debonina Seaton, and Nick Ciolino for their help with this segment.