Mayor Parker to Host MLK Commemoration Today [8/28 EVENT]

In case you didn’t know, Mayor Annise Parker and the City of Houston will be hosting a commemoration today of the 50th Anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have A Dream” speech and the March on Washington today.

The celebration will be held at the City Hall Reflecting Pool and will begin at 1:30 P.M. with a commemorative ringing of a bell at 2:0o P.M. The event is dubbed, “Let Freedom Ring.”

Mayor Annise Parker is calling on places of worship, schools and other Houston places where bells are available to join her in a local bell-ringing ceremony to help commemorate the 50th anniversary of The March on Washington and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech.  The event will begin at 1:30 and culminate with the ringing of the bells at 2 p.m.  The date and time is a half century to the minute after Dr. King delivered his historic address and it coincides with a “Commemoration and Call to Action” being held on the National Mall in Washington D.C. today.

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