Utah to Honor 50th Anniversary of Dr. King’s “Dream” Speech
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
(SALT LAKE CITY, Utah) - On August 28, 1963, more than 200,000 Americans marched on Washington, D.C., to bring awareness to the political and social challenges African Americans faced across the country. At this time, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., gave his “I Have a Dream” speech, one of the most renowned speeches in U.S. history.
Fifty years later, at the exact time, bells will ring around the nation and in Utah to honor the speech as part of the “Let Freedom Ring” celebration. Governor Gary R. Herbert will sign a declaration to honor the day and an Executive Order for the state’s Martin Luther King Jr. Human Rights Commission, Wednesday, August 28, 12:30 p.m. – 1:10 p.m. Utah State Capitol, south steps.