The Making of the Dream: MLK, Detroit, and U-M
The University of Michigan 27th MLK Symposium and The Department of Afroamerican and African Studies presents The Making of the Dream: MLK, Detroit, and U-M. This event will explore the ties that bind the city of Detroit and the University of Michigan to Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Stephen Ward (DAAS/Residential College) will moderate a discussion of Dr. King’s participation in the Great March to Freedom in Detroit of June 23, 1963 where the “Dream” speech was first presented. Dr. King’s visit to U-M in 1962 and the memorial held in his honor at Hill Auditorium following his assassination in 1968 will also be discussed. A special viewing of photos taken of Dr. King visiting the University of Michigan will also be exhibited at this event. For further information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 734-764-5517.