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Memories of the March

Dorothy Dewberry Aldridge Hears Dr. King in Detroit and D.C.


Detroiter Dorothy Dewberry Aldridge was 20 years old when she took part in the June 23, 1963 Walk to Freedom in Detroit. It was the largest civil rights march to date with an estimated 125,000 people. The event culminated at Cobo Hall where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered the first iteration of his famous “I Have a Dream” speech.

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Walt Shepperd Remembers the March

Walt Shepperd recalls the comradeship and bi-racial approach to the March on Washington.


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Dale Tussing Remembers the March

Dale Tussing, Emeritus Professor at Syracuse University, remembers a fantastic atmosphere.


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A Daughter Left at Home Marches On

The daughter of a NC speaker at the March honors her father's civil rights legacy.


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Col. Nathan Thomas Marches On

Col. Nathan Thomas rode a bus for four days to attend the March on Washington.


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