Martin Luther King’s “I Have A Dream” Speech 50th Anniversary Celebration
Today is the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech. In honor of the life-changing event, we are delighted to share the free, live video stream from the event, “Let Freedom Ring.” Click here and start watching. (You are required to register but it is for free!) Our friends are there and we will be sharing pictures on @StudentAdvisor on Twitter.
President Obama will speak at the “Let Freedom Ring” ceremony on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. This marks the 50th anniversary celebration of the 1963 March on Washington where Dr. Martin Luther King gave the historic, “I Have a Dream” speech.
Soledad O’Brian and Hill Harper will emcee the commemoration. Congressman John Lewis, who spoke at the March on Washington in 1963, will be speaking at the event, along with broadcast journalist and actress Oprah Winfrey, Ambassador Andrew Young, Oscar and Grammy Award winner Jamie Foxx, actor Forest Whitaker, comedian and motivational speaker Kid President (Robby Novak) and Lynda Johnson Robb, daughter of President Lyndon Baines Johnson.
“My father wanted his ‘I Have a Dream’ speech to inspire us to celebrate our common humanity,” said King Center C.E.O. Bernice A. King. “Together with people across America and the world, we will pause to affirm the unity of people of all races, religions and nations, celebrating the anniversary of my father’s speech with moments of reverence, moments of introspection and moments of joy.”
Additionally, President Barack Obama and former Presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter will deliver remarks and honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s call to “Let freedom ring” by ringing bells at 3:00 p.m. EDT, a half-century to the very minute after Dr. King delivered his historic address. Groups across the country will also pause to mark the 50th anniversary of Dr. King’s speech by ringing bells at 3:00 p.m. EDT.
Watch the exciting, free, historic event “Let Freedom Ring” now.