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UAW honors King with 50th anniversary of march

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An original sign from the MLK's "Walk to Freedom" is held high by a marcher.

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Ray Wood, president of UAW Local 14, center right, greets UAW members from left: Oscar Bunch, former president of UAW Local 14 (1974 - 2006), Lori Schultz, Recording Secretary of Local 14, and Alice Artrip, UAW Local 14 Retiree Chapter Vice President, before boarding the bus.

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The Rev. Al Sharpton waves to the crowd.

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The crowd fills the street in front of The Central United Methodist Church on the corner of Woodward Avenue and Adams during the United Auto Workers Detroit Freedom Walk in honor of the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King's speech there on June 22, 2013.

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Noted dignitaries including Martin Luther King'€™s son, Martin Luther King III, second from left with mustache, the Rev. Al Sharpton, next to King, Detroit Mayor Dave Bing, in hat, and the Rev. Jesse Jackso.

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Otis Wynn leads the Martin Luther King High School Detroit marching band down Woodward Avenue past the Fox Theatre toward Hart Plaza.

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Martin Luther King'€™s son, Martin Luther King III, left, and the Rev. Al Sharpton, right, march down Woodward Avenue toward Hart Plaza.

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The Rev. Jesse Jackson, right, shakes hands with people on the march route.

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A US flag on a pole with an announcement of the United Auto Workers Detroit Freedom Walk.

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Tania Kappner, Oakland BAMN (By Any Means Necessary) justice and equality organizer, center, and Wendy Barrera, right, with BAMN, lead a group with the megaphone.

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UAW member Yolanda Liggons, from Toledo, takes a picture of her granddaughter at the start of the march on the corner of Woodward and Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.

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David Freeman from UAW Local 600 stands underneath a UAW flag at the start of the march on the corner of Woodward and Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.

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Ray Wood, president of UAW Local 14, looks out the bus window

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The Rev. Jesse Jackson waves to the crowd.

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UAW Chaplain Tracy Payne, center, leads a prayer over UAW Local 14 members before the bus starts the journey to Detroit.

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"Nothing Stops Detroit"

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Mercy St. Vincent's health care workers from UAW Toledo make their way down Woodward Ave.

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UAW member Calvanita Peals, center, waves to the crowd on the sidewalks.

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Marie Greer, from Detroit, reacts to seeing civil rights dignitaries and officials as the march floods past the front of The Central United Methodist Church on the corner of Woodward Avenue and Adams.

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The crowd, including a large puppets of Ralph Bunche (who was born in Detroit), front, and A. Philip Randolph, back, fill the street in front of The Central United Methodist Church on the corner of Woodward Avenue and Adams.

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Martin Luther King's son, Martin Luther King III, center with mustache, looks out towrad the crowd.

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