Culture
12:01 pm
Fri June 21, 2013

Listen to this audio from what King called the 'greatest demonstration for freedom'

Two months before his "I Have a Dream" speech during the March on Washington, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. came to Detroit to deliver a version of the speech.

The "Great March to Freedom" took place on June 23rd, 1963. It's being memorialized tomorrow in Detroit.

King called the event "the largest and greatest demonstration for freedom ever held in the United States."

Take a short moment to listen to a clip of the speech at Cobo Hall:

Part of MLK's speech in Detroit on June 23rd, 1963.

If you have 35 minutes, you can listen to, and read the whole speech here.

And what was it like for those who attended the march and speech?

Producer Zak Rosen put together this piece for our storytelling series called  The Living Room: