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April 1963: "Freedom Walk" from Chattanooga, Tennessee to Jackson, Mississippi

The 1963 Freedom Walk from Chattanooga, Tennessee to Jackson, Mississippi "was begun by white activist Bill Moore who was murdered in Gadsden, Alabama in April 1963. Ten volunteers from SNCC and CORE attempted to complete his Walk but were beaten and jailed at the Georgia/Alabama border." --Veterans of the Civil Rights Movement.

The Freedom Walkers were:

  • From SNCC: Sam Shirah, Bob Zellner, Bill Hansen, Chico Neblett, Jessie Harris.
  • From CORE: Richard Haley, Robert Gore, Wilson Lockett, Eric Weinberger, Zev Aeloney.
  • Mary Stanton, "Freedom Walk. Mississippi or Bust," University Press of Mississippi, Spring 2003, ISBN 1-57806-505-4 (cloth).[1]

June 1963: Martin Luther King, Jr.: Detroit Freedom Walk

The freedom walk was "the largest civil rights protest up to that time in the United States. It was eclipsed by the Washington march in August that drew 250,000."

January 2003: Peace and Freedom Walk

"This walk started in Los Angeles on January 31st. The walkers are going up Highway 101 and Highway 99 all the way to Washington State, to raise awareness about and inspire action for: [2]

May 2005: Iran Freedom Walk

September 2005: September 11, 2001: 4th Anniversary "Freedom Walk"

Freedom-Walk Prison Ministry

The Freedom-Walk Prison Ministry is a member of C.O.P.E. (Coalition of Prison Evangelists). The web address is

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