Sunday, August 28, 2011 | 6:00 AM
Anniversary of Martin Luther King's 'I Have a Dream' Speech
On August 28, 1963, Dr. King stood before the Lincoln Memorial Center to deliver some of the most iconic words in our country's history. More than 250,000 people eagerly listened as the voices of Mahalia Jackson and Joan Baez rang throughout the Lincoln Memorial.
In a time where discrimination and hate-crimes provoked the unthinkable, Dr. King stood before America and reminded an entire nation to dream. Often known by scholars as the "most important moment in civil rights history," his words forever pressed upon us a hope for freedom and a world united in love rather than fear.
Now nearly 50 years later, Dr. King's legacy will be immortalized in his very own national memorial. The four-acre site will be unveiled at Washington D.C's National Mall. The dedication, which marks the first national memorial erected for an African-American and non-us President, has been postponed due to Hurricane Irene.
Please join us commemorating King's legacy and dream.
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