- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 21, 2017

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Dozens of people took part in a re-enactment outside Michigan’s state Capitol of the 1963 civil rights march the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. led in Detroit.

WLNS-TV reports (https://bit.ly/2lDE7ZG ) that marchers in Tuesday’s event in Lansing walked to the Richard H. Austin building for a program on Michigan’s role in the civil rights movement.

They sang “We Shall Overcome” and held signs with photos of King and other civil rights leaders.

Secretary of State Ruth Johnson joined other elected officials at the March for Freedom reenactment. She told the gathering that “together we can move mountains.”

King visited Detroit on June 23, 1963, to lead tens of thousands of people in a freedom walk along Woodward Avenue and also previewed his “I Have a Dream” speech.

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