Let Freedom Ring Speakers

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The scene
People gather at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2103, during the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. President Barack Obama led civil rights pioneers in a ceremony for the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, where Dr. Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech roused the 250,000 people who rallied there decades ago for racial equality. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
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The people
People listen as President Barack Obama speaks at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2103, during the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. President Barack Obama led civil rights pioneers Wednesday in a ceremony for the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, where Dr. Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech roused the 250,000 people who rallied there decades ago for racial equality. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
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The message
People respond as President Barack Obama speaks at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2103, during the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.
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President Obama
President Barack Obama speaks at the Let Freedom Ring ceremony at the Lincoln Memorial Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013, in Washington, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom
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The president
President Barack Obama gestures while speaking at a ceremony commemorating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, Wednesday, Aug. 28,2013, at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington. The president was set to lead civil rights pioneers Wednesday in a ceremony for the 50th anniversary of the March onWashington, where Dr. Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech roused the 250,000 people who rallied there decades ago for racial equality. The bell at rear rang at the 16th St Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala. which was bombed 18 days after the March On Washington killing four young girls. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
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Martin Luther King III
Martin Luther King III, son of Martin Luther King Jr., speaks at the Let Freedom Ring ceremony at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. It was 50 years ago today when Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech from the steps of the memorial. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
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Rev. Bernice King
Rev. Dr. Bernice King, CEO of The King Center for Non-Violent Social Change, and daughter of Martin Luther King Jr., speaks at the Let Freedom Ring ceremony at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. It was 50 years ago today when Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech from the steps of the memorial. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
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Christine King Farris
Christine King Farris, sister of Martin Luther King, Jr., walks back to her seat after speak at the Let Freedom Ring ceremony at the Lincoln Memorial Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013, in Washington, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. It was 50 years ago today when Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech from the steps of the memorial. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
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President Clinton
Former President Bill Clinton at the Let Freedom Ring ceremony at the Lincoln Memorial Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013, in Washington, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.
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President Carter
Former President Jimmy Carter arrives at the Let Freedom Ring ceremony at the Lincoln Memorial Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013, in Washington, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. It was 50 years ago today when Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech from the steps of the memorial. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
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The Anthem
From left, former President Jimmy Carter, former President Bill Clinton, former United Nations Ambassador Andrew Young, first lady Michelle Obama, and President Barack Obama stand for the national anthem during a ceremony commemorating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, Wednesday, Aug. 28,2013, at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington. The president was set to lead civil rights pioneers Wednesday in a ceremony for the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, where Dr. Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech roused the 250,000 people who rallied there decades ago for racial equality. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
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U.S. Rep. John Lewis
Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga. speaks at the Let Freedom Ring ceremony at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. It was 50 years ago today when Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech from the steps of the memorial. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
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Rev. Joseph Lowery
Rev. Joseph Lowery speaks at the Let Freedom Ring ceremony at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. It was 50 years ago today when Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech from the steps of the memorial. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
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Bill Russell
Former Boston Celtics and basketball hall of famer, Bill Russell speaks at the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington where Martin Luther King, Jr., spoke, Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013, at the Lincoln Memorial inWashington. The bell at rear rang at the 16th St Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala. which was bombed 18 days after the March On Washington killing four young girls. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
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Ray Myrie, of New York
Ray Myrie of New York City listens as President Barack Obama speaks at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013, during the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. President Barack Obama led civil rights pioneers Wednesday in a ceremony for the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, where Dr. Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech roused the 250,000 people who rallied there decades ago for racial equality. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
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Sandy Redman, of Pine Top, N.C.
Sandy Redman of Pine Top, N.C., cries as she listen to President Barack Obama speak at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013, during the anniversary of March on Washington. Redman attended the first march 50 years ago. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
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Oprah Winfrey
Oprah Winfrey delivers remarks at a ceremony commemorating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, Wednesday, Aug. 28,2013, at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington. President Barack Obama was set to lead civil rights pioneers Wednesday in a ceremony for the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, where Dr. Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech roused the 250,000 people who rallied there decades ago for racial equality. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
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Jamie Foxx
Entertainer Jamie Foxx speaks at the Let Freedom Ring ceremony at the Lincoln Memorial Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013, in Washington, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. It was 50 years ago today when Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech from the steps of the memorial. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
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Forest Whitaker
Entertainer Forest Whitaker speaks at the Let Freedom Ring ceremony at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. It was 50 years ago today when Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech from the steps of the memorial. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
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Benjamin Jealous
NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Jealous speaks at the Let Freedom Ring ceremony at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. It was 50 years ago today when Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech from the steps of the memorial. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
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Melanie Campbell
Melanie Campbell, president & CEO of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation, speaks at the Let Freedom Ring ceremony at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. It was 50 years ago today when Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech from the steps of the memorial. The bell at rear rang at the 16th St Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala. which was bombed 18 days after the March On Washington killing four young girls. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
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Eliza Byard
Eliza Byard, executive director of the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network, speaks at the Let Freedom Ring ceremony at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. It was 50 years ago today when Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech from the steps of the memorial. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
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Maori Dancer
A member of the Maori Dancers performs at the Let Freedom Ring ceremony at the Lincoln Memorial inWashington, Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March onWashington for Jobs and Freedom. It was 50 years ago today when Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech from the steps of the memorial. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
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Some rain
Audience members wear ponchos in a light rain at the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington where Martin Luther King, Jr., spoke in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
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Mee Moua
Mee Moua, president and executive director of Asian Americans Advancing Justice, speaks at the Let Freedom Ring ceremony at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. It was 50 years ago today when Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech from the steps of the memorial. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
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Kristin Stoneking
Kristin Stoneking, executive director of the Fellowship of Reconciliation, speaks at the Let Freedom Ring ceremony at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. It was 50 years ago today when Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech from the steps of the memorial. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
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Fred Maahs
Fred Maahs, chair of the American Association of People with Disabilities, speaks at the Let Freedom Ring ceremony at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. It was 50 years ago today when Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech from the steps of the memorial. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
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Lee Saunders
Lee Saunders, president of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, AFL-CIO, speaks at the Let Freedom Ring ceremony at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. It was 50 years ago today when Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech from the steps of the memorial. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
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Shirley Caeser
Gospel singer Shirley Caeser holds onto a National Park Service employee holding an umbrella as she sings at the Let Freedom Ring ceremony at the Lincoln Memorial Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013, in Washington, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. It was 50 years ago today when Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech from the steps of the memorial. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
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Dele Adegbore
Dele Adegbore, a sophomore at Topeka High School, delivers Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech during a commemoration of King's speech Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013, in Topeka, Kan. (AP Photo/John Milburn)
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Mark Tillman
Mark Tillman, president of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., speaks at the Let Freedom Ring ceremony at the Lincoln Memorial Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013, in Washington, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. It was 50 years ago today when Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech from the steps of the memorial. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
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Caroline Kennedy
Caroline Kennedy speaks at the Let Freedom Ring ceremony at the Lincoln Memorial Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013, in Washington, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. It was 50 years ago today when Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech from the steps of the memorial. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
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Al Sharpton
Rev. Al Sharpton, founder and president of the National Action Network, speaks at the Let Freedom Ring ceremony at the Lincoln Memorial Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013, in Washington, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. It was 50 years ago today when Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech from the steps of the memorial. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
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LeAnn Rimes
As a light rain falls LeAnn Rimes sings “Amazing Grace” at the Let Freedom Ring ceremony at the Lincoln Memorial Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013, in Washington, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. It was 50 years ago today when Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech from the steps of the memorial. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
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Farewell

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Some of the speakers who took part in Let Freedom Ring program on Wednesday's 50th anniversary of the March on Washington speech by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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