50th Anniversary MLK March

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Saturday June 22nd I got up early to attend the Official 50th Martin Luther King Jr. anniversary Commemoration Freedom Walk on Woodward Ave. in Detroit, Michigan. I was not walking, but rolling in my Power wheelchair. I was right behind the march banner with all the march leaders, but it got so crowded and I was not comfortable with that many people all around me. I decided to leave and make my own route a distance way in front of the people marching with the banner.
It turned out to be a good move because I came across Dick Gregory a comedy activist legend and Icon. We chatted and he shared laughter and years of wisdom with me. It was blessed day I will always remember.

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