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The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King’s 1963 “I Have a Dream” speech to the crowd assembled before the Lincoln Memorial in Washington is one of the nation’s most recognizable orations. But not many people know that was actually the second time he’d delivered that address. King delivered an early version of the speech to a crowd of 125,000 that gathered at Cobo Hall in Detroit on June 23, 1963, weeks before his famed Washington, D.C. address!

Check out these great photos from Dr. King in Detroit in the link below from WXYZ!

Photos: Martin Luther King Jr. at Detroit's Freedom March in 1963

(WXYZ) - It was on June 23, 1963, that Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. walked down Woodward Ave. as part of the Freedom March. The next day, he first delivered his famous "I Have A Dream" speech at Cobo Hall Arena on June 24.