civil rights movement

You know by now that the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the heart of the Voting Rights Act yesterday. But what you may not know is this: That act was passed by Congress back in 1965 because a white woman from Detroit gave her life in the struggle for civil rights.

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Fifty years ago this weekend in Detroit, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. previewed his “I Have a Dream” speech before the historic March on Washington.  This morning, Detroiters honored the occasion with a modern civil rights march.

Detroit's Martin Luther King Jr. High School's band led thousands of marchers down Woodward Avenue to Hart Plaza where scheduled speakers included King's son and the Rev. Jesse Jackson.