Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Selma follows three attempts by civil rights leaders led by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. back in 1965 to stage a peaceful march from Selma, Alabama to Montgomery, Alabama. Even though the events happened nearly 50 years ago, the message is all too timely.
2013 marks the 50th anniversary of the Great March to Freedom, where some 250,000 people marched down Woodward Avenue in 1963.
Numerous cities, schools and organizations in the Detroit area have special events planned for today to celebrate the birth of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.