What ‘I Have A Dream' Looks Like To Detroit Artists

January 19, 2015 3:59 PM

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What ‘I Have A Dream' Looks Like To Detroit Artists

In June of 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered a speech to a throng of 25,000 Detroiters. “I have a dream,” he told them, a dream of equality for blacks and whites, as well as a dream specific to the city, "that one day right here in Detroit, Negroes will be able to buy a house or rent a house anywhere that their money will carry them and they will be able to get a job."

Parts of that speech would go on to appear in King’s most famous address at the March on Washington on Aug. 28, 1963. And it continues to resonate with listeners, including a group of artists in Detroit.

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