Roanoke College will observe the 50th anniversary of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.’s â€œI Have a Dreamâ€ speech with a bell-ringing ceremony at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28 on the Back Quad.
The College will join â€œLet Freedom Ringâ€ bell-ringing across the nation on Wednesday, capping celebrations marking the milestone anniversary of King’s now-famous speech on the National Mall on Aug. 28, 1963, during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Bells will toll at 3 p.m.Â EDT, a half-century to the minute after King delivered his historic address.
Juliet Lowery, Roanoke College’s director of Multicultural Affairs, said those attending the College ceremony are asked to gather at 2:45 p.m.
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