Let Freedom Ring: Dartmouth Honors the 50th Anniversary of the March on DC

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Let Freedom Ring: Dartmouth Honors the 50th Anniversary of the March on DC

2:55pm Please join us on the north end of the Dartmouth Green in a moment of personal reflection, silence and ringing of the bells.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013
2:45pm-3:15pm
Dartmouth Green
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration, Spiritual & Worship

Let Freedom Ring: Dartmouth Honors the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington 8/28/13

On August 28, 1963 at 3 pm Dr. Martin Luther King first uttered one of the most powerful and memorable phrases in American History, “I have a dream.” Dr. King’s I Have a Dream Speech marked a crucial turning point in the American Civil Rights movement and asserted his absolute commitment to a nonviolent approach to confronting America’s entrenched system of racial bias. In it, he urged Americans to "let freedom ring from the prodigious hilltops of New Hampshire.” His words resound through the years, celebrating the progress America has made in the quest for racial justice, and recalling us to the challenges that still confront us as a nation. The King Center for Nonviolent Social Change invites communities across the country to celebrate the Civil Rights leader’s vision by ringing bells at 3 pm on August 28th, the 50th anniversary of the march on Washington and Dr. King's "I Have a Dream" speech.

2:55pm Please join us on the north end of the Dartmouth Green in a moment of personal reflection, silence and ringing of the bells.

3:15pm Public viewing of Dr. King's speech -- approx. 18 minutes in Moore Theatre.

This experience is in collaboration with a request made by the New Hampshire Humanities Council.

For more information please contact Dartmouth's Office of Institutional Diversity & Equity 646-9196.

For more information, contact:
Molly St Sauveur
603-646-9196

Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.