The event centered on Martin Luther King Jr.’s concept of the “Beloved community,” which he famously articulated in his “I Have a Dream” speech given at the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom in 1963.
Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott spoke about his mother’s experience with discrimination.
Yale historian Beverly Gage, who’s working on a biography of Hoover, recently uncovered an unredacted version of the letter at the National Archives. It begins:
Bells rang in the capital city at 11 am today to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech and the March on Washington.