“I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up, live out the true meaning of its creed: ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.'” Fifty years ago, on August 28, 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr., delivered an inspiring speech that became a defining moment for both the civil rights movement and the 20th century. Now you can join in a worldwide commemoration of that historic event.
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change invites Americans and people throughout the world to “Let Freedom Ring” by ringing a bell on August 28th at 3:00 EST (2:00 CST) in memory of Dr. King’s speech. You can read his speech online, watch a video, and get inspired by going here.
Be There with Bells On
Join KHC in a virtual bell ringing and online viewing of Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech at 3 PM EST (2 PM CST) on August 28th by tweeting the following:
http://1.usa.gov/176OAMT is a link to an mp3 of a bell ringing via the National Park Service’s “How The Liberty Bell may have sounded” page.
http://youtu.be/smEqnnklfYs is a link to a YouTube video of Dr. King delivering his “I Have a Dream” speech in 1963.
You can also retweet KHC’s tweet on Twitter or share KHC’s post on Facebook to commemorate this pivotal event in American history.