In 1963, George Romney gave the keynote address at the conference that sparked the Martin Luther King "Freedom Marches" in Detroit.
The first King event was the Metropolitan Conference on Open Occupancy, held in Detroit in January, 1963. The second was the Martin Luther King Freedom March, in June of the same year. According to Joe Darden, "the spin offs of [that march] were several Detroit NAACP-sponsored interracial marches into the Detroit suburbs." (Detroit, Race and Uneven Development, by Joe T. Darden, 1987, pg 132. Time.com.)
Governor Mitt Romney's father, George Romney, marched with Martin Luther King, Jr., showing clearly that he stood solidly in favor of Civil Rights.
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