WASHINGTON — Thousands of people gathered in downtown Washington on Aug. 28 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s now-famous “I Have a Dream” speech.
King’s words remain with us today, said U.S. President Barack Obama, because they “belong to the ages, possessing a power and prophecy unmatched in our time.”
The hours-long event, entitled “Let Freedom Ring,” celebrated half a century since the historic March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, which took place on Aug. 28, 1963. The march was a pivotal point in the U.S. civil-rights movement and was the backdrop for King’s speech.
“America changed for you and for me,” because of that march, Obama said,...READ MORE