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Detroit, MI

June Jubilee: A Celebration of Freedom

A Historic Occasion

June 23, 1963, marks a momentous moment in Black history. On this day, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. marched in Detroit, MI for jobs, justice, and freedom and for the first time ever delivered his famed "I Have a Dream" speech. To commemorate this historic occasion, the Detroit Branch NAACP is hosting the "June Jubilee — A Celebration of Freedom" from June 22-25, 2023 in Detroit.

This Celebration Includes

Freedom Summit at Wayne County Community College Northwest

Thursday, June 22, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This summit will include workshops around the Civil Rights movement, Critical Race Theory, equity in Detroit, voting rights, and more. 

This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required.

Special Unveiling - MLK Statue

Friday, June 23 at 10 a.m.

There will be an unveiling of a life-like statue of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Hart Plaza in downtown Detroit.

This event is free and open to the public.

The 60th Commemorative Freedom Walk

Saturday, June 24

Participants will march down Woodward Ave, retracing the footsteps of Dr. King, culminating with a rally at Hart Plaza featuring food trucks and an opportunity to join the NAACP.

This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required.

The 68th Annual Fight for Freedom Fund Dinner at Huntington Place 

Sunday, June 25 at 5 p.m. ET

This one-of-a-kind event has been a staple in the community since its launch in 1956, and it's no wonder why. The Freedom Fund Dinner was founded in a time of renewed hope and determination for Black Americans, despite facing ongoing racial violence and tragedy.

This event requires additional registration following the sign-up form.

Celebrate With Us

During this 4-day celebration, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a special summit with workshops on the Civil Rights Movement, equity in Detroit, voting rights, and much more.

There will also be an unveiling of a life-like statue of Dr. King, a commemorative freedom walk, and the celebration will culminate with a special dinner. This event will feature special appearances by U.S. Senator Raphael Warnock, Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, professor Kimberlé Crenshaw, hip-hop icon Doug E. Fresh and more.

Join us for a weekend of commemorative events within the Detroit community. 

*Please note: The Freedom Fund dinner requires additional registration and ticket purchase following completion of the sign-up form. 


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