DETROIT (FOX 2) – Horace Sheffield III was in Washington D.C. during Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech in 1963.
“I was there. I sold buttons. I went to planning meetings,” he said.
Sheffield, who was 9 at the time, said his father, Horace Sheffield Jr., and King formed a friendship in the 1950s. His father’s work as a Black trade unionist helped bring King to Detroit.