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John C. Lewis Annual Memorial Freedom Ride

August 13 @ 9:00 am

Please join us for the Second Annual John Lewis Memorial Freedom Ride Saturday August 13.  The Ride will start at 9:00 am from the 12th Precinct Police Station on Seven Mile Road just east of Pontchatrain and west of Woodward.  The 30 mile route will head to Belle Isle for a lap and the pace will be conversational.  A rest stop will be included.
When we cross the Belle Isle Bridge it will be a sympolic gesture in recognition of the physical sacrifice made by Lewis who was chronically injured that day in August 1965 when the Freedom Marchers crossed the Edmund Pettus Bridge on the march he organized from Selma to Montgomery and the Alabama Governor sanctioned the attack by state troopers on the marchers with dogs and fire hoses.
See the link www.JohnandLillianMilesLewisFoundation.org for making donations or bring a check or cash to the event and the funds will be forwarded on.
A suggested dontation of $20.00 is appreciated but you determine the amount.
EJ Levy will lead a ride from Shain Park and the Marshall Fredericks sculpture, Freedom of the American Spirit to Palmer Park to join the ride.  We will leave promptly at 8:15. Please get there early.  For those who would like to meet us for the ride down, Ron Rich will stage a start at Franklin Community Church and leave at 7:45 am and meet us in Birmingham.
We look forward to your participation in this event honoring Representative Lewis but importantly supporting freedom and civil liberties in our community and nation.
Helmets are required.  Please bring front and rear daylight lights if possible.

Heads up!

EJ Levy

Event Director
P.S. Please stay tuned for any future announcements regarding logistics.
ej

Details

Date:
August 13
Time:
9:00 am
Website:
https://www.facebook.com/events/547510543782285

Venue

Police Precinct 12Th Station
1441 W 7 Mile Rd
Detroit, MI 48203 US
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