Dr. Martin Luther King gave his iconic “I have a dream speech” in Detroit at Cobo Hall (Cobo Arena) in front of 25,000 people who marched down Woodward Avenue. Two months later he gave this speech at the Washington March in front of the Lincoln Memorial. But it was Detroit where he tried it out.
“I have a dream . . . that one day here in Detroit Negroes will be able to buy a house or rent a house anywhere their money will take them.
the detroit speech:
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