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NAACP hosts "June Jubilee - A Celebration of Freedom!" June 22-25

The Detroit Branch of the NAACP President, Rev. Dr. Wendell Anthony has invited Detroit Public Schools Community District’s leadership, staff, teachers, families, students, and the community to join in the activities of the 68th Fight for Freedom Weekend to realize the theme: A Celebration of Freedom. Please see the activities below and save the dates.

Freedom Summit
Thursday, June 22, 2023
Wayne County Community College District, Downtown Campus
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Workshops, Luncheon, Panel Discussions. Workshop topics include:

  • Campaign To End Poverty/Economic Development 
  • Civil Rights Movement - Where We Were, Where We Are! 
  • Critical Race Theory – What It Is, What It Ain’t, Can We Simply Tell The Truth! 
  • Voting Rights and Mobilization – The Next Generation of Young Leaders

Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Statue Unveiling
Friday, June 23, 2023
Hart Plaza

Special Unveiling – Morning
Welcome Reception – Evening

60th Commemorative Freedom Walk
Saturday, June 24, 2023
Woodward @ Martin Luther King Drive
9 a.m.

9 a.m. -- Press Conference
10 a.m. -- Freedom Walk Step Off
12 p.m. -- Program and rally begins at Hart Plaza in Detroit

68th Annual Fight for Freedom Fund Dinner
Sunday, June 25, 2023
Huntington Place
3:30 p.m.

3:30 p.m. -- Press Conference -- Dais Reception
5 p.m. -- Freedom Fund Dinner
8 p.m. -- President’s Reception (Optional)