Today marks the 60th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom and one of the most recognizable speeches in history, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech.
On Aug. 28, 1963, Dr. King spoke of peace, equality and liberty to pursue happiness for all. He also delivered earlier versions of that speech across the county, including Detroit in June 1963.
Dr. Anita Mixon is an Assistant Professor of Communications at Wayne State University. She joined CultureShift to discuss the events of 1963 that led up to the historic speech and why Detroit was an important stop for Dr. King.
Listen: Celebrating 60 years of MLK’s “I Have a Dream” speech
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