DETROIT (FOX 2) - Did you know a version of MLK JR's "I have a dream speech" was preached in Detroit before it made its way to Washington D.C.?
It was delivered by King himself at Cobo Hall on June 23, 1963, more than two months before he spoke to civil rights supporters on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.
And more than 50 years later, the words of that speech still resonate with Detroiters today.
"We need to keep on pushing, we need to continue to focus attention on these issues and not allow them to get watered down and lost," said Gail Walker.
Walker was a keynote speaker at the rally hosted Monday at the St. Matthews and St. Joseph's Church in Detroit.
While the annual march was cancelled due to frigid temperature, the rally was still put on.