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Walk to Freedom

2/25/2018

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Ken Johnston's solo walk from Selma to Memphis in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Dr. King's assassination starts. 

Throughout African-American history walking has punctuated major social change events. There was the 1963 Detroit Walk to Freedom, the precursor of the March on Washington. Two years later, in 1965, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led marchers on a 50-mile walk from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, for the right to vote. 

Walk to Freedom is a symbolic 400 mile solo-walking journey that will connect the historic Civil Rights Trail from Selma to Montgomery, trace the Underground Railroad and conclude at the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tennessee on April 2, 2018

The idea behind Walk to Freedom derives from the whispers of our ancestors in the words of the great Underground Railroad conductor Harriet Tubman repeating: "Keep going, if you want a taste of freedom, keep going!” The goal of the walk is to raise awareness concerning the erosian of Civil Rights issues.

Learn more about Walk to Freedom at: http://www.ourwalktofreedom.com