Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Bells to ring around the world at 3 p.m. TODAY to commemorate 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech

From Tech Today:

HOUGHTON -- At 3 p.m.TODAY, Wednesday, Aug. 28, bells will ring around the world to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s seminal "I Have a Dream" speech, delivered at the 1963 March on Washington.

At Michigan Tech, the carillon will also ring, joining in the Let Freedom Ring global celebration.

". . . So let freedom ring from the prodigious hilltops of New Hampshire. Let freedom ring from the mighty mountains of New York. Let freedom ring from the heightening Alleghenies of Pennsylvania! Let freedom ring from the snowcapped Rockies of Colorado! Let freedom ring from the curvaceous slopes of California! But not only that, let freedom ring from Stone Mountain of Georgia! Let freedom ring from Lookout Mountain of Tennessee! Let freedom ring from every hill and molehill of
Mississippi . . ."

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
August 28, 1963

Editor's Note: Click here to see a YouTube video of the 1963 March on Washington and Dr. King's speech.

At 3:05 p.m. at the Lincoln Memorial, President Obama is scheduled to  deliver remarks at the Let Freedom Ring ceremony commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.

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