Photo courtesy of Walter P. Reuther Library, Wayne State University

The August 28 march will also commemorate Detroit’s 1963 Walk to Freedom led by Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. At the Walk to Freedom, King delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech for the first time before sharing it with the world later that summer at the March on Washington.


Rev. Jesse Jackson and United Auto Workers President Bob King issued the following statement at a July 12th press conference in Detroit.

DETROIT (July 12, 2010) No group has suffered more from America’s economic meltdown than working men and women. The auto industry was decimated and workers paid the price. Urban America is in crisis and teachers, transportation workers, and all who do the hands-on work that make our cities run are the first to feel the effects of budget cuts.Read More >>

On August 28th in Detroit, the Rainbow PUSH Coalition and UAW, along with our friends and allies, will march to mark the beginning of a new campaign that will call on our leaders to Rebuild America by enacting policy that will unleash the skills and talent of the American workforce. We will march for Jobs, Justice and Peace on the anniversary of that day in 1963 when Walter Reuther, president of UAW, Martin Luther King, Jr., president of SCLC, and other civil rights leaders joined with hundreds of thousands of Americans for the March on Washington.

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(Partial list. Check back for updates.)

  • Rev. Jesse Jackson
  • UAW President Bob King
  • SEIU President Mary Kay Henry
  • Congressman John Conyers
  • Senator Debbie Stabenow
  • Congresswoman Maxine Waters

  • Rainbow PUSH Coalition
  • UAW
  • SEIU
  • AFSCME Council 25
  • AFT
  • Mayor Dave Bing
  • NAACP-Detroit
  • Detroit Urban League
  • Congressman John Conyers
  • Congressman John Dingell
  • Congressman Dale Kildee
  • Congresswoman Carolyn Kilpatrick
  • Senator Debbie Stabenow
  • Congresswoman Maxine Waters
  • Michigan Legislative Black Caucus
  • United for Peace and Justice
  • Labor Council for Latin American Advancement
  • Code Pink/Michigan
  • The United Communities of America
  • Progressive Democrats of America
  • National Assembly to End U.S. Wars and Occupations
  • United National Antiwar Conference
  • Amalgamated Transit Union Local 268/Cleveland
  • Planned Parenthood of Michigan
  • Bail Out the People Movement
  • Highland Park NAACP

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