Here is a slide show of photos I took at Monday’s MLK Day rally and march in Detroit. Veteran women SNCC freedom fighters were honored at the rally held at the historic Central United Methodist church. Occupy Detroit also received recognition and a standing ovation. A march followed which included a well attended socialist contingent. Later in the day folks from Detroit and around the state marched on Governor Snyder’s mansion in the hills above Ann Arbor to protest the states assault on local black government through corporate ‘Emergency Managers’ . That part of the county has probably never seen so many people of color. Despite the gloomy January skies, the weather was surprisingly warm for a Michigan winter. It was a joy to bring a little of the class war to the doorsteps of white, ruling class power in Michigan. A good day.
It is suggested that readers hum along to Joe McPhee’s 1970 fire storm ‘Nation Time’ as a musical accompaniment to the photos below. ‘What time is it?’