Al Sharpton http://michiganradio.org en Commemorative Freedom Walk celebrates 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr. speech http://michiganradio.org/post/commemorative-freedom-walk-celebrates-50th-anniversary-martin-luther-king-jr-speech <p>Just as his father did fifty years ago, Martin Luther King III will address an expected march of thousands in Detroit.</p><p>This year Detroit celebrates the 50th anniversary of the day Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. <a href="http://mlk-kpp01.stanford.edu/index.php/encyclopedia/documentsentry/doc_speech_at_the_great_march_on_detroit">stood before 25,000 people at Cobo Hall in Detroit</a> and declared, "I have a dream this afternoon." This was just two months before the historic March on Washington.</p> Mon, 10 Jun 2013 19:15:17 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 12975 at http://michiganradio.org Commemorative Freedom Walk celebrates 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr. speech Sharpton jumps into federal lawsuit, fight over emergency managers http://michiganradio.org/post/sharpton-jumps-federal-lawsuit-fight-over-emergency-managers <p>The Reverend Al Sharpton and his National Action Network are the latest activists to jump behind the fight to Michigan’s emergency manager law.</p><p>Sharpton&nbsp;was in Detroit as opponents filed a federal lawsuit today.</p><p>Critics maintain that Michigan’s emergency manager law violates both state and federal law by stripping local voting rights in cities and school districts with emergency managers.</p><p>And they also argue it’s a racial issue, with black voters disproportionately affected.</p> Fri, 29 Mar 2013 00:48:32 +0000 Sarah Cwiek 11924 at http://michiganradio.org Sharpton jumps into federal lawsuit, fight over emergency managers