Freedom Walk . . .
- 1 April 1963: "Freedom Walk" from Chattanooga, Tennessee to Jackson, Mississippi
- 2 June 1963: Martin Luther King, Jr.: Detroit Freedom Walk
- 3 January 2003: Peace and Freedom Walk
- 4 May 2005: Iran Freedom Walk
- 5 September 2005: September 11, 2001: 4th Anniversary "Freedom Walk"
- 6 Freedom-Walk Prison Ministry
- 7 Related SourceWatch Resources
- 8 External links
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).
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."
- Michael H. Hodges, "King led walk to freedom. Participants reflect on Detroit march," Detroit News, January 14, 2000.
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: 
- 1) Repeal of the U.S.A.P.A.T.R.I.O.T. Act (UPA) (requesting that communities join the 38 cities and towns nationwide that have passed resolutions protecting the civil liberties of their 4,608,152 residents - many more are in progress!)
- 2) Peace, not war, and
- 3) Honoring, protecting, and restoring historic documents that were written previous to the UPA - including the Bill of Rights and the Constitution, treaties with the original peoples of this continent, and the 1948 United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights."
May 2005: Iran Freedom Walk
- Jerome Corsi, "Freedom Walk for liberation of Iran," WorldNetDaily, April 9, 2005.
- "'Iran Freedom Walk' heads to White House. 200-mile trek to culminate with rally at Lafayette Park," WorldNetDaily, May 21, 2005.
- "D.C. rally caps Iran liberty walk. 200-mile journey gets attention of President Bush," WorldNetDaily, May 28, 2005: "The keynote speaker is Richard Perle, former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Defense and a key architect of President Bush's Middle East policy. Also featured is former Ambassador Mike Palmer; Joe Grieboski, founder and president of the Institute on Religion and Public Policy; and 'Atomic Iran' author Jerome Corsi, who is leading the 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 freedomwalk.org.
Related SourceWatch Resources
- U.S. Freedom Walk Festival Club. This is a cache file. The organization's website www.usfreedomwalk.org cannot be accessed at this time (August 16, 2005).
Articles & Commentary
- Peace and Freedom Walk 2003, orgsites.com, January 2003.
- "The King-Carter Freedom Peace Walk," nps.gov, undated: "An outdoor exhibition honoring two of the world's greatest peacemakers-- President Jimmy Carter and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. -- was unveiled in Atlanta's Freedom Park" June 27, 2003.
- "7th Annual Cherry Blossom Freedom Walk," National Cherry Blossom Festival, April 2, 2005.