Pres. Obama Will Mark 50th Ann. of Martin Luther King’s ‘I Have A Dream’ Speech [Photo]
The US will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March for Jobs and Freedom, the civil rights rally at which Martin Luther King Jr made his “I Have A Dream” speech. Most fittingly, the first black president will mark the occasion in Washington DC with an address from the same spot Martin Luther delivered one of the greatest speeches in American history. The March for Jobs and Freedom is considered to have been a catalyst for civil rights reforms in the US. Joined by former presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter, President Obama will deliver his address after an organized ringing of bells by churches and other groups at 15:00 local time (19:00 GMT), to mark the exact time that Martin Luther King spoke back in 28 August 1963.