Marking 50 Years Since ‘I Have a Dream’

By Associated Press Posted August 28, 2013 at 7:56 am

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WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama will join former Presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton at the Lincoln Memorial today to mark the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.

President Obama says he considers the 1963 march and the Martin Luther King Jr. “I Have a Dream” speech a “seminal event.”

He says the anniversary is a good time to reflect on how far the country has come and still has to go.

WCHL will bring you President Obama’s remarks Wednesday live in the 3:00 p.m. hour. And, U.S. Senator Kay Hagan joins Ron Stutts in the 8:00 a.m. hour of the WCHL Morning News to talk about the March on Washington as well as North Carolina’s new voting law.

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